Raw Tag Team champion Riddle relishing ‘every opportunity’ in WWE

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Raw Tag Team champion Riddle relishing ‘every opportunity’ in WWE

SLAM-BANG. Riddle, a former NXT Tag Team champion, cops the Tag Team title with Randy Orton at SummerSlam in Las Vegas.


‘This is something that I really love… I couldn’t be happier working for the WWE,’ says Riddle

Matt Riddle is one of the most fascinating superstars right now in the WWE.

A former NXT Tag Team champion and United States champion, Riddle, known as “The Original Bro,” is currently one half of the Raw Tag Team champions alongside future Hall of Famer Randy Orton.

And for Riddle, who made his main roster debut in 2020, working in the WWE has been nothing short of spectacular and he wouldn’t have it any other way.

“I love working at WWE, I’ve loved every opportunity,” said Riddle during a recent Philippine media roundtable.

“If it’s me doing a party in the background, popping a bottle of champagne for somebody else’s win or if I’m the one at SummerSlam holding the Raw Tag Team championship above my head… I love it all, I really enjoy my job.”

“This is something that I really love and something I really love to do. It entertains me and it keeps me happy, I couldn’t be happier working for the WWE,” he added.

Dubbed as “RK-Bro” with the 14-time WWE world champion Orton, the unique duo defeated AJ Styles and Omos at SummerSlam to capture the Tag Team titles in front of 51,326 fans at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas back in August.

For Riddle, who is also a former UFC fighter, what made his SummerSlam moment with Orton extra special was it took place in Las Vegas, where he first started his career in MMA.

“Wrestlemania was big but SummerSlam was humongous. It was a spectacle,” said Riddle.

“Walking out there with Randy, down that huge ramp with thousands of people on every side, seeing the reaction, seeing all the RK-Bro shirts, getting that love, it was super special and an amazing moment.”

“And then to do it in Vegas, because I started my UFC career in Vegas, my MMA career in Vegas… so to come back there years later in WWE and win the RAW Tag Team Championships was absolutely amazing,” he added.

Now considered as one of the red brand’s biggest draws, the 35-year-old Riddle believes that it’s only just the beginning of bigger things to come and he is looking forward to the bright future ahead of him.

“I think it’s still the beginning of my run and I think I have done a lot of great stuff, a lot of cool things,” said Riddle.

“I’m pretty juicy about how everything is going so far but I always want to shoot for the stars. You know how it is, bro.” – Rappler.com 

Filipino wrestling fans can catch Riddle and other WWE Raw superstars live every Tuesday through TapGo, Tap DMV’s new subscription video-on-demand service.

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