Matt Riddle On Getting The Call From Triple H, WWE Future Goals
Matt Riddle spoke to The Main Event on ESPN West Palm radio in a recent interview on how he was transitioning from being a ranked UFC fighter to his success as an independent wrestler that led to his in-ring debut with NXT after signing a WWE contract. Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.
On reaction from independent wrestler on his WWE contract: “Everybody’s excited for me, I think especially with my past and everything like that, I think people never thought I would ever be with a company like WWE, or be at this level again. I was killing it on the indies. I was traveling the world. I was probably one of the top three or four wrestlers in the world on the indies, just killing it. Nobody really saw me going to a bigger company because of my past and just how people view me.
On his hopes for his future in the WWE: “I think a lot of people are excited that WWE was willing to give me a chance and they want to see how far I can go with it. I was in the UFC and I was ranked about top 10 in the world when I was released there and now I’m in WWE already, getting a great reaction from every crowd, and I have been for the last couple of years. We’ll just see where it takes me. I think with the right opportunity, I can go as far as I want, but you never know.”
On getting the call from Triple H about signing with NXT: “I actually got a direct call from are main man ‘Trips’, Mr. Triple H, and Paul Levesque. It was good. About three years ago I was about to get signed and we talked about that because I was supposed to possibly get signed then and it didn’t happen. We talked about that. He’s like ‘we got good intentions’, made me feel good with working with NXT and working with him. Honestly, that’s why I signed up and we’ll see where it takes me.”
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