We’ve seen it countless times now that character we grew to love in NXT are tampered withw and end up nothing like what we get when they’re on Raw or SmackDown, and Riddle is keen to make sure that doesn’t happen to him.
Speaking with Ariel Helwani, Riddle said:
“I’m Matt Riddle, I don’t think that’s going to change and I don’t want to change. My employers don’t want me to change, they really like who am and what I bring to the table. For the writers and everybody else I think I’m a breath of fresh air, its hard when you got people coming in to tell them what to do but for me, I know what I’m going to do. You can guide me and stuff but I know who Matt Riddle is, I don’t have to think about my character. I am Matt Riddle, I’m the original bro.”
He also further discussed the transition, saying:
“For me, it’s a progression. The indies are the minor leagues, NXT is still professional but not on the level of Smackdown in terms of production and worldwide value and now Smackdown, once you’re at that level it’s a different picture. I didn’t know how long I was going to stay in NXT and I was hoping it was going to be quick but I think I did what I had to do to make the proper move to main roster.”
There have been reports that King Corbin, who is set to be Riddle’s first main roster program, isn’t keen to work with him and wants Riddle to work his way up by beating enhancement talent before getting to him.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quotes