Where is Matt Riddle headed to next? No one knows except the man himself.
He recently spoke to Sports Illustrated about his future. He feels like going to a bigger promotion like WWE is imminent, but at the same time, he doesn't want to change who he is. If he signs with WWE, well, they aren't exactly a place where one can be creative with their wrestling style.
“Right now, I dictate what I do and how it’s done” said Riddle. “I get to work the way I want, I get to work my style on the indies and be Matthew Riddle, be the ‘King of Bros.’ On a bigger scale, like WWE, they want to change the way you work.”
It was heavily rumored in the last few months of 2017 that he would be a part of the upcoming New Japan World Tag League, probably teaming with his regular tag team partner Jeff Cobb. Cobb went on to be a part of the tournament, but not with Riddle. He says something came up with New Japan at the last minute that caused the deal to fall apart.
“New Japan looked very promising recently with the World Tag League, but things slipped through at the last minute” he said. “I’ve seen some of the best wrestlers in the world not signed with WWE. There is a lot of talent on the indies that is just as good, if not better, than there is in WWE or New Japan.”
Earlier this year when it was reported that Riddle had reached a deal for tag league, he told Fightful that it hadn't panned out.
Wether or not he makes it to New Japan, WWE or anywhere else, Matt Riddle continues to plan on being one of the best independent wrestlers on the market.
“I’m going to make people want to come see me” said Riddle. “That’s why I am valuable on the indies. That’s the difference between making $20 or $1000. I’m getting paid more and getting the push, and I am having great matches."