Matthew Riddle is a former UFC fighter turned Independent wrestler who had the skills to quite possibly become the next big thing, that was until Riddle decided to ruin his career by using Marijuana and getting suspended once then ultimately released from the UFC.
Riddle would later on try joining Bellator MMA and Titan FC and after pulling out twice on Bellator, he was released. He would have one victory in Titan FC before also being released from his third MMA company in under two years before deciding to become an Independent wrestler and work for many Indy based companies from 2015 and still going today.
What can you really say about Riddle ? He’s probably more overrated than Hulk Hogan was during the 90’s. But there’s a difference, Hogan had a gimmick that has progressed throughout many decades while all Riddle is known for is saying, naming and having an overuse of the word “Bro” . Don’t forget that Riddle also uses his same MMA gear and moves after dissing Dana White and the UFC, but still promotes them by wearing the same MMA gear. Talk about something to think about until your brain melts.
Riddle simply could have been one of the top guys in the UFC today. Without the overturns, he was 9-3. With them he’s 8-3-2. No matter what he achies later on, his first career will remind him that if he was smart and cautious that he could have been the UFC Welterweight Champion, if not a contender for it.
Riddle uses the Indies to allow him to wrestle and do as he wants without suspension, now what if he signs with New Japan or WWE? He’d be forced to quit, but everyone knows that just like the UFC. He’ll continue his ways. Even wrestlers like Rob Van Dam kept themselves away from it when signing back with the WWE in 2014.
This isn’t to bash Riddle, it’s simply to explain that if you hype him, but trash UFC fighters for doing PED’s that you’re allowing Riddle to continue his ways. Will Ospreay, Ricochet,Pentagon Dark, Kenny Omega, Young Bucks and Cody (Rhodes) are all widely known and booked more than most because they stay clean and started in wrestling. These men deserve more hype than Riddle does, and Riddle isn’t all that as he praises to be. Matthew Riddle isn’t all that.