Matt Riddle On Joining AEW: I Don't Want To Rush Back Into Doing TV Matches

Matt Riddle is asked about potentially working for AEW.

Matt Riddle has joined MLW and NJPW upon being a free agent after his WWE release in September 2023, and he's enjoying the freedom both companies offer rather than join a TV company.

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"Yeah, honestly, I feel like a lot of the talent when I got released, were going to try to do that," Riddle said of potentially joining AEW when asked on Signed By Superstars. "I wanted to think outside the box and maybe not rush right back into doing TV matches. TV is a lot different than wrestling on ppl or the Indies. There are commercials, they cut times, they change things. For me, right now, New Japan, MLW, the Indies, I can display my art and I'm not under such a crunch of time or requirement. I have a lot more freedom. TNA isn't out of the picture either. There are certain things I wanted to do. I really wanted to work in Japan and I made that a priority."

Riddle returned to the ring at MLW Kings of Colosseum to defeat Jacob Fatu.

Elsewhere during the signing, Riddle commented on going to Japan and why he won't be the '420 Bro' in Japan. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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