Matt Riddle Confirms WWE Departure Ahead of SmackDown

Matt Riddle, the former WWE tag team champion, has sent shockwaves through the wrestling world with his recent announcement. After a successful run in WWE, the King of Bros has taken to social media to reveal his departure from the company, leaving fans both surprised and saddened by the news.

Riddle’s WWE Journey

Matt Riddle’s journey in WWE began in 2018 when he made his debut in NXT. Hailing from an MMA background, Riddle quickly established himself as one of the top babyfaces in the company. While he may not have captured the NXT Championship, his in-ring prowess and charisma earned him a spot on the main roster.

On the main roster, Riddle’s career reached new heights when he was paired with the legendary Randy Orton, forming the dynamic duo known as RK-Bro. Together, they managed to capture the highly coveted Tag Team Championships, proving that even the most unlikely partnerships can find success in the squared circle.

However, Riddle faced a setback when Randy Orton suffered an injury, causing a downturn in his career. And now, in the aftermath of WWE’s merger with Endeavor, Riddle finds himself among the names released by the company.

Matt Riddle Confirms WWE Departure Ahead of SmackDown
Matt Riddle Confirms WWE Departure Ahead of SmackDown

Riddle’s Farewell

In a heartfelt message to his fans, Matt Riddle bid farewell to WWE on social media. His post conveyed gratitude for the memories and opportunities he experienced during his time with the company. Riddle also expressed his heartfelt thanks to the fans for their unwavering support throughout his journey.

Tweet by Matt Riddle:-

“Just wanted to inform everyone that I’m no longer with WWE. Thank you for the memories and opportunities also thank you to all the fans for the support and love you give me every time I go out to the ring. See you all soon.”

Check out his tweet here.

Wrestling World Reacts

It’s undoubtedly disheartening to see a talented performer like Riddle part ways with WWE. The wrestling world will be watching eagerly to see where his journey takes him next, and fans can only hope for more memorable moments from the King of Bros.

The wrestling community is buzzing with the news of Matt Riddle’s release. Wrestling journalist Sean Ross Sapp has reported that Riddle has indeed been released by WWE. TVLine has also reached out to WWE for official comment on the matter.

Riddle’s journey in the wrestling world has been an eventful one. Before making his mark in WWE, he had a successful stint in MMA with UFC from 2008 to 2013. WWE fans were introduced to Riddle at TakeOver: Brooklyn IV in August 2018, and he made his in-ring debut in NXT later that year.

His time in WWE saw him engage in high-profile feuds with the likes of Finn Bálor, AJ Styles, and King Corbin. Riddle’s move to the Raw brand in 2020 brought about matches against notable opponents such as Bobby Lashley, John Morrison, and Sheamus.

In 2021, Matt Riddle teamed up with Randy Orton, forming the popular tag team RK-Bro. Their partnership yielded success, with Riddle becoming a former United States Champion, Raw Tag Team Champion (twice with Randy Orton), and NXT Tag Team Champion (with Pete Dunne).

Matt Riddle joins a growing list of WWE wrestlers who have parted ways with the company following its merger with UFC. Notable names like Dolph Ziggler, Shelton Benjamin, Elias, Mustafa Ali, Emma, and Dana Brooke were reportedly released just a day earlier, marking a significant shift in WWE’s roster.

As the wrestling landscape continues to evolve, Matt Riddle’s departure from WWE marks the end of an era for the King of Bros in the company. Fans and fellow wrestlers alike will be eagerly awaiting his next chapter in the world of professional wrestling.

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