The latest report on the possible arrival of Matt Riddle at WWE indicated that he could have signed a three-year contract, at the same time advancing that the feeling about his near future is that he will soon become an important NXT name.
But, after all the comments so far indicated the wrestler’s signature with the company, it is now Riddle himself who says that nothing is closed, that it is time to leave the independent circuit but perhaps not WWE.
This is what he said during a recent interview with Sports Illustrated:
“I’ve been in situations like this before,” said Riddle, who was rumored to have signed with WWE three years ago and also saw a deal fall apart with New Japan Pro Wrestling. “There is nothing official. I’ve talked to WWE, I’ve talked to the president of New Japan, and I am confident in where I stand in the world of professional wrestling.”
“It’s not that I don’t love the indies, it’s just time to move on,” Riddle explained. “Places like EVOLVE, Beyond, those were the companies that gave me an opportunity, gave me a platform, and gave me the chance to run with the ball and showcase my skills. I got to mix it up with a world array of talent.
“In professional wrestling, the fans are tremendous,” said Riddle. “They’ve helped me so much. Pro wrestling fans love what they watch, and they go out to enjoy and have fun. I love the fans of professional wrestling.”
It seems clear that where more attention will be received where it will face the best company(WWE) in the world. But we should not underestimate the company founded by Antonio Inoki. We will see what is the decision that Matt Riddle takes.
In either of the two may have a great career and choose one over the other at this time will not prevent in the future change of scene.