NXT, the WWE’s third brand, has proven its ability to produce marquee talent. With Wrestlemania season now behind us, it’s time to anoint the next superstar to steer the ship. The recent NXT call-ups left a void that needs to be filled, but WWE won’t have a hard time finding their new face of Takeover. The “Bro Movement” is happening before our eyes. Here’s why Matt Riddle is primed to join NXT’s elite:
Riddle showcased success in MMA boasting a career 8-3 record with two no-contests. He was in the midst of a four-fight win streak before testing positive for marijuana and ultimately being terminated, which actually helped him set his sights on a career in professional wrestling. Following in the footsteps of mixed martial artists to join WWE such as Brock Lesnar, Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler, Riddle brings an element of realism to his in-ring style.
Riddle captivates with a unique striking approach, and combines that with jujitsu-style submissions. NXT Takeover: Los Angeles set Riddle up for success in his debut victory over Kassius Ohno. Shocking the Staples Center crowd by defeating the “Knock Out” artist in a matter of seconds. The cool, calm and collected Superstar that can knock your teeth out lends credibility to the brand.
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