Matt Riddle On The Origin Of His 'King Of Bros' Nickname


Matt Riddle made his highly anticipated NXT debut last week,picking up a victory over Luke Menzies in short order. The "King of Bros" was given a warm reception by the NXT Universe, with the audience chanting "Bro" as Riddle polished off Menzies. 

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Speaking to, Riddle discussed how he became known as the "King of Bros."

"It was a name that was given to me because I say 'Bro' a lot. The first time I was in a ring with William Regal I called him 'Bro,' and from there, everyone just kept saying “Bro” to me. I kept saying 'Bro' and before I knew it, I was deemed The King of Bros," said Riddle. "I was on a show for EVOLVE. Regal was talking to one of the guys about a possible opportunity to work with WWE when I stepped into the ring and said, “Yo, Bro, why aren’t you talking to me?” Some guys thought I was being disrespectful, but that was the first time I met William Regal. It took a little bit of time and persuasion, but they finally let me in the door at NXT."

After years of making his name on the Independent scene, Riddle was finally signed to NXT this past summer. Following his NXT television debut last week, Riddle was welcomed to the brand by Kassius Ohno. Riddle and Ohno will battle in a special attraction bout at WWE's WrestleMania on-sale party on Nov. 15.

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