Matt Riddle has lost his first name.
WWE changed Matt Riddle's name on its website to simply 'Riddle.' This is common in WWE as they've dropped first and last names without any real explanation in the past. Big E is still wondering where the "Langston" went in his name.
Riddle took to social media to say that he prefers things this way.
Riddle pic.twitter.com/1jO4JtTM3h— Fightful Wrestling (@FightfulWrestle) October 29, 2020
He also told Bodyslam.net, "I really don’t mind I actually like it. Change always scares people at first.”
Riddle wrestled Sheamus this past Monday on WWE Raw. Though Riddle lost, the match was well-received by fans and critics.
Fightful Select has more details on Vince McMahon's reaction to the bout between Riddle and Sheamus, and how it led to the name change for Riddle. You can sign-up for Fightful Select and view the news by clicking here.