Matt Riddle Almost Had His Tootsies Amputated, Doesn't Wear Shoes Even When Hanging With Bears

The mystery has been solved.

Matt Riddle has explained why he doesn't wear shoes when he wrestles and only wears flipflops to the ring.

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Michael Cole asked the hard hitting question on everyone's mind during Friday's SmackDown and Riddle recalled a painful memory as a child.

"When I was a child, my family took me on vacation to Wisconsin and it just so happened to be winter time and they had this sweet indoor pool. I'd swim in the indoor pool and then I'd go outside and play in the snow. I did this back and forth, back and forth, one day I kinda stayed outside a little too long because when I came back in to go swimming and I put my feet in the water, my feet were on fire. When I told my mom, she said, 'I'm pretty sure you have frostbite, Matt.' We went to the doctor, sure enough, I had frostbite. They were even thinking about amputating the bro's tootsies, the feets, the foots, bro. Bro, luckily, I pulled through and that didn't happen, but that's why I never wear shoes. Whenever I put a pair of shoes on, I get that burning sensation. I never wear shoes, I don't care if it's a wedding, a bar mitzvah, I don't care if I'm hanging out with a bear, I never wear shoes anywhere, bro. Also that day, I learned something, I learned you could lose everything in a moment. Even though I can't feel anything with my feet, my feet allow me to feel everything else that much more," he said.

There you go. Matt Riddle can't wear shoes because his tootsies will be on fire.

Now if only someone would ask him why he decided to grow his hair so long.

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