Matt Riddle was an exceptional talent. WWE after merging with Endeavor did some cost cutting, which resulted in many superstars getting released. It was very surprising to see WWE releasing Matt Riddle.
Matt Riddle was having a great run when he was teaming with Randy Orton. Matt Riddle gained massive popularity during his tag team run, Matt Riddle at a certain point faced Roman Reigns for Undisputed WWE Universal Title. Even though he lost match but getting a title shot against Roman is not an easy task.
After Randy Orton’s injury Matt Riddle tried his hands as a singles wrestler but there were lots of negative news about him regularly. Fans also started to lose interest on him.
Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that WWE did push Matt Riddle because of constant negative stuff.
“Several in the company noted that he probably would have been among the top stars in the company, but because of the constant negative stuff that had come out, they were not going to push him past mid-level at this point.”