Matt Riddle Debuts With New Name on WWE Raw

Published 11/09/2020, 8:54 PM EST


On the latest episode of Raw, we saw a big name change that had been talked about for the last couple of weeks. Raw Superstar Matt Riddle debuted on the show as “Riddle” and will now go under that ring name.

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Riddle showed up for his Triple Threat match against Jeff Hardy and Elias. With an exciting new change, he seems to be on a fresh start and hopes are high for him.

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Elias and Jeff Hardy continued their in-ring feud while Riddle kept his eyes on the prize. 

It was revealed earlier that the former NXT star was going to undergo a name change. Following his move to Raw on the annual Draft episode, fans noticed that his name and profile on the WWE Website was changed to simply “Riddle”.

This was a mere look into the future as he now finally debuted as the new character. There have also been a lot of speculations over his new gimmick.

Many strongly believe WWE will try to turn him into a character like the famous Supervillain of the same name from DC Comics. Riddle, as a character, is known for his mind games which is what the WWE Superstar specializes in.

Matt Riddle secured the final spot on Team Raw

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Riddle managed to capitalize on the rivalry when Jeff Hardy focused on Elias. When “The Charismatic Enigma” was out of the equation briefly, he took the opportunity and delivered the BroDerek to Elias, pinning him after.

He is now the final member on Team Raw, that will be facing Team SmackDown in what is expected to be a major showdown at Survivor Series.

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However, Sheamus does not accept him on Team Raw which is something he will have to work on. Riddle has the chance now to prove himself. Although, he may have to watch out for the opponents in front of him as well as the backstabbers behind.

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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