Matt Riddle is set to make his WWE SmackDown debut in the coming weeks and fans are already worried that things aren't going to end well for him.
The narrative is that NXT superstars are ruined when they move to Raw or SmackDown. But Riddle isn't worried about getting buried on SmackDown.
"I hear people say 'Oh, he's just gonna get buried!', but I'll tell you this, nobody has been able to bury me yet, and that includes Dana White - so I doubt WWE is going to bury me. They've given me everything I could ask for, so right now if anyone is going to bury me it'll be me burying myself and that's not going to happen - I won't do that. So, I honestly love the transition - this is going to be amazing, and it's just going to be the beginning of a very bright future," Riddle told Daily Star.
Riddle's last match in NXT came against Timothy Thatcher in the famed Fight Pit. The match brought Riddle back to his days of The Ultimate Fighter with the environment.
"The transition, when you have a live crowd and we're always moving [venues] can be a little more difficult, but right now, because of the situation we're all in, it's kind of easier. I go to one building, I know who I'm working with. I was on the Ultimate Fighter so I'm used to fighting in front of zero fans.. and spilling blood. So this is no different for me, this is something I'm used to. Usually, when they bring you over, you're waiting for that crowd reaction, but I'm getting that at-home reaction, I'm hoping!"
It is unknown when Riddle will make his in-ring debut on SmackDown. You can find Triple H's comments on the Fight Pit and NXT turning it into a signature match by clicking here.