Matt Riddle is a name that’s well known to wrestling fans, but in 2020 WWE decided to take his first name away and started referring to him as Riddle. However, as of this week the former United States Champion is once again being referred to as Matt Riddle on WWE programming.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that WWE originally dropped Matt Riddle’s first name because they thought that if fans searched for Matt Riddle on Google they would find articles about his failed drug tests from his MMA career. However, the stigma around marijuana has changed greatly and earlier this year WWE even released a 420 shirt for RK-Bro.
For some time now Matt Riddle has been involved in a heated feud with Seth Rollins, and this weekend they will finally face off when they go one on one at Clash at the Castle which is set to air live on September 3. The full card for Clash at the Castle can be seen below.
Undisputed WWE Universal Championship
Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre
WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
Liv Morgan vs. Shayna Baszler
WWE Intercontinental Championship
Gunther vs. Sheamus
Matt Riddle vs. Seth Rollins
Bianca Belair, Asuka, Alexa Bliss vs. Bayley, Dakota Kai, Iyo Sky
Edge & Rey Mysterio vs. Damian Priest & Finn Balor
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