Matt Striker Says He’s Happy For Alex Riley


Matt Striker recently spoke with The Shoot about his early days in WWE, Alex Riley possibly replacing him at the announcing table and more. Check out the highlights:

On Alex Riley as a potential replacement: “He’s a good kid. He’s a taller better looking version of Matt Striker. I believe he’s a graduate from Boston College, he’s well spoken, he’s bright and i think its a great opportunity for Alex Riley. To me, this is what is my saving grace I’m gone now and then i read that it’s Alex Riley that sitting in that chair and I think about all the conversations I’ve had with Alex Riley, maybe one thing i said to him he uses on the show and he’s now the breath of fresh air, he’s now the new guy, I don’t fault anyone for that. WWE gives opportunity, they gave me an opportunity, their giving Alex Riley an opportunity and I expect great things for Alex Riley and I’m genuinely happy for him”

On having issues when he first got to WWE: “When I first came to the WWE, I did not wear humility well. I think people mistook my New York-ness and my excitement for arrogance and I am glad that that happened, I’m glad that some of these battle tested veterans sat me down in their way and said, ‘Hey, man, I slept in a car, wrestled for $5 and did all these things so that a kid like you could walk in here right now,’ and once I started to realize that I began to adopt the same theories and mentality.”

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