Matt Riddle on why he opted to sign with NXT

By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

Matt Riddle spoke with Brian Fritz of BetweenTheRopes.com at the WWE Performance Center today and spoke about why he opted to work for NXT. “I wanted to be around my family more,” Riddle said. “Even though I’m working probably way more than I thought I would with doing TV… I knew with the indie schedule plus the travel to Japan and other places, I would just be gone nonstop. And, yeah, I just wanted to be around more and have more security.” Check out the video below or via the Between The Ropes Youtube Page.

Powell’s POV: Riddle also spoke about what makes him wear shoes and why WWE doesn’t like it, what happens when he kicks his flip flops into the crowd, brawling barefoot around the building with Killian Dain, the potential of facing Goldberg or Brock Lesnar, and more. Riddle will challenge Adam Cole for the NXT Championship in the opening match of tonight’s NXT on USA Network television show. Join us for live reviews of the NXT and AEW shows as they both air beginning at 7CT/8ET.


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