After all the speculation over the past number of weeks, independent star Matt Riddle appeared last night at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV, officially joining the NXT roster (read that here).
Previously, the company had been hesitant to bring in ‘The King Of Bros’, widely believed to be because of his past use of marijuana which led to him being let go from the UFC. As noted, WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative Triple H was part of a post-TakeOver conference call last night and among the topics discussed were why the company felt comfortable bringing Riddle in now:
“I think he’s ready to come in and get brought the rest of the way. I also think he’s matured as a person which, we’ll find out. But I think he’s matured as a person and he’s realized where he wants to get to in the business as opposed to just having fun being in the business, there’s a difference. So we think now’s the right time, but time will tell.”
‘The Cerebral Assassin’ also spoke about Riddle’s potential as a WWE Superstar:
“He’s a very, very talented guy, the sky is the limit and you know, we’ll see what he can do. It’s an interesting thing because I think sometimes people think that we just bring them in and just go with it, it’s not that simple. Not everybody makes it, not everything works. There are a lot of factors that go into it, so we’ll see.
I believe in him and I believe he has a lot of potential and talent, but again just like everybody else as they walk in the door, we’ll see.”
Quotes c/o WrestlingInc
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