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More on Plan For Matt Riddle After Losing First Name, Vince McMahon Involved

October 29, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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UPDATE 2: A new report has some additional details on WWE changing Matt Riddle’s ring name to just his last name. According to Fightful Select, Vince McMahon made the call to change Riddle’s ring name after the latter’s match with Sheamus on Raw. McMahon was said to be “fired up” about the match and was very complimentary about it.

After the match, McMahon made the decision to change Riddle’s name and change his character to a more serious presentation. Riddle was said to be supportive of the idea.

UPDATE: WWE Superstar Matt Riddle has posted to Twitter to comment on his reported ring name change from “Matt Riddle” to just “Riddle,” posting:

“People it’s okay I’ve been called Riddle most my life, I actually prefer it and it’s my real last name”

ORIGINAL: It appears another WWE Superstar is losing his first name. PWInsider reports that WWE is dropping Matt Riddle’s first name, and changing his ring name to simply “Riddle” moving forward. The former UFC fighter’s real name is Matthew Fredrick Riddle.

Riddle was recently drafted to the Raw roster earlier this month. WWE reportedly made this decision official earlier today.

WWE has had a habit of shortening Superstar names in the past. Cesaro used to be Antonio Cesaro. Former WWE Superstar Rusev was originally Alexnader Rusev before his name was shortened to just Rusev. At one point, WWE opted to change Mustafa Ali’s name to just Ali, before it was later changed back. That’s just to name a few.

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