Matt Riddle


  • Born: 01/14/1986 in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Birthname: Matthew Fredrick Riddle
  • Height & Weight: 6'2", 216 Ib
Titles Won:
  • WWE United States Championship
  • WWE Raw Tag Team Championship – with Randy Orton
  • NXT Tag Team Championship – with Pete Dunne
  • Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic (2020) – with Pete Dunne
  • Evolve Championship
  • PWG World Tag Team Championship – with Jeff Cobb
  • Progress Atlas Championship (2 times)

A professional MMA fighter from 2008 to 2014, Riddle made a name for himself by appearing on SpikeTV’s The Ultimate Fighter 7 and went on to hold a four-fight win streak in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) before he was fired upon testing positive for marijuana in February 2013. He also fought for Titan FC and compiled a career record of 8–3 (2).

In 2014, Riddle began training at the Monster Factory for a career in professional wrestling and made his debut in February 2015. Readers of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter recognized him as the wrestling Rookie of the Year and Most Improved wrestler of the year in 2016. Between 2015 and 2018, he worked on the independent circuit, wrestling for promotions such as Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, World Wrestling Network, Evolve, and others. He is a former Evolve Champion, WWN Champion, PWG World Tag Team Champion (with Jeff Cobb), and two-time Progress Atlas Champion.

He signed with WWE in 2018 and was assigned to the NXT brand, where he was a one-time NXT Tag Team Champion (with Pete Dunne), having become champions after winning the 2020 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament. He was promoted to WWE’s main roster in May 2020, and has since won the United States & Raw Tag Team titles (w/ Randy Orton).

MMA Achievements

UFC Fight of the Night vs. Lance Benoist

UFC Submission of the Night vs. Chris Clements

Other Notable Achievements

5 Star Tap or Snap Championship

Evolve Style Battle (2016)

Hope 24/7 Hardcore Championship

Revolution Strong Style Tournament (2018)

KPW Tag Team Championship – with Punisher Martinez

Monster Factory Heavyweight Championship

King of Chaos Championship

Scenic City Invitational Tournament (2017)

Wrestling Observer Newsletter Most Improved & Rookie of the Year (2016)

WWN Championship