As we previously reported here on eWn, Matt Riddle has been released from WWE. The “Original Bro” was informed of the news around 5:00 PM EST on Friday.
Following his release, Riddle took to Twitter (see below) to thank the fans and told them that he’d be seeing them again soon.
Earlier this month, Riddle made headlines after being involved in an incident at JFK airport where he accused a Port Authority agent of inappropriately touching him. Since that incident, Riddle hasn’t been featured on television.
While there were some reports stating that his absence wasn’t related to the airport incident, he hasn’t been seen backstage at any TV tapings or live events. The company actually wound up pulling him from several weekend live events and the September 11th episode of RAW.
According to a report from Fightful Select, Riddle was never planned for a return and wasn’t part of WWE’s creative plans following the incident. Of course, he was part of a storyline with Drew McIntyre prior to the JFK airport incident. Those plans wound up being scrapped.
Finally, it was added that Riddle did some grappling training this week and was said to be in good spirits before his release. One source said Riddle had simply “burned through too many chances while in WWE.”
Just wanted to inform everyone that I’m no longer with WWE. Thank you for the memories and opportunities also thank you to all the fans for the support and love you give me every time I go out to the ring. See you all soon 🤙 pic.twitter.com/fpuQkIJAFx
— matthew riddle (@SuperKingofBros) September 22, 2023