Update On Potential Fight Between Released WWE Star & Jake Paul

Update On Potential Fight Between Released WWE Star & Jake Paul WWE, @jakepaul

Talks have reportedly been held regarding a potential fight between a recently released WWE star and YouTuber turned professional boxer Jake Paul.

Despite Matt Riddle recently being booked for his very first post-WWE wrestling match in March 2024, it seems as if the King of Bros’ future may also lie outside the squared-circle.

According to Dave Meltzer in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Riddle and his representatives have held talks with Jake Paul regrading a possible fight in the future.

Meltzer revealed the extent of the talks and the likelihood of the fight taking place, writing:

Matt Riddle and his reps spoke directly to Jake Paul of late regarding doing a match. Paul expressed no interest in facing Riddle under MMA rules, where Riddle would have the experience edge even though he hasn’t been active or trained for fighting for years.

Riddle was willing to do a boxing match and at this point it’s up to Paul’s side, which obviously it always would be since he’s the A side.

There is some name value is Riddle from pro wrestling and that he has a legit background, but not in boxing, and then there’s the potential negative at this point in time of Paul boxing against a pro wrestler when he’s trying to be seen as more serious.

So I don’t expect anything to come of this.

This is not the first we’ve heard of Riddle and Paul squaring off with talks between the two sides reportedly beginning not long after Riddle’s WWE release.

While Riddle has never competed in boxing, the former UFC star holds an 8-3-0 record in MMA, while Paul holds a professional boxing record of 7-1.

For more news on Riddle’s first match post-WWE follow this link here.

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7 months ago by Jamie Toolan

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