Matt Riddle NJPW Debut Match Announced

Matt Riddle NJPW Debut Match Announced WWE

The NJPW in-ring debut of former WWE star Matt Riddle has officially been announced, following Riddle recently issuing a challenge to a current champion.

Riddle made headlines on January 5 after issuing a challenge over video to NJPW WORLD TV Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi.

NJPW has now announced that Riddle will first make his in-ring debut for the promotion at next Saturday’s (January 13) Battle in the Valley event in San Jose, California.

Riddle is set to team with a mystery partner to face off against Zack Sabre Jr and Bad Dude Tito.

NJPW shared the following preview for the bout:

A major surprise at New Year Dash saw Matt Riddle emerge to issue a challenge to Hiroshi Tanahashi for an as yet unspecified date. Before that though, Riddle will make his in ring NJPW debut against a man he knows well, but hasn’t wrestled since way back in 2018- Zack Sabre Jr.

ZSJ will team up with Bad Dude Tito for this reunion, and a big match for Sabre ahead of his requested showdown with Bryan Danielson- but who does Riddle have in his own corner?

Battle in the Valley will be headlined by a huge singles match, with Will Ospreay set to battle his former mentor Kazuchika Okada.

The announced card for the upcoming event is as follows:

Will Ospreay vs Kazuchika Okada

Shingo Takagi vs Jon Moxley – No Disqualifications

Eddie Kingston (c) vs Gabe Kidd – AEW Continental Crown Championship

Matt Riddle & X vs Zack Sabre Jr & Bad Dude Tito 

Giulia (c) vs Trish Adora – NJPW STRONG Women’s Championship

El Phantasmo & Hikuleo (c) vs Alex Coughlin & Clark Connors NJPW STRONG Openweight Tag Team Championship

TJP vs David Finlay

Mascara Dorada & Volador Jr vs Rocky Romero & Soberano Jr.

Shota Umino, Fred Rosser & Jacob Fatu vs Team Filthy (Tom lawlor, Royce Isaacs & Shota Umino)

Matt Riddle was released by WWE in September 2023.

Riddle recently commented on his WWE exit, which you can read more about right here.

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5 months ago by Sanchez Taylor


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