Two weeks ago, Matthew Riddle also known as Matt Riddle posted a photo of a Port Authority police officer at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Instagram. In the caption, Riddle stated that he was sexually assaulted by the officer. He later deleted that Instagram post. However, the Port Authority took Riddle’s claim seriously and launched an internal probe.
TMZ reported that Port Authority officers at JFK received a call regarding an intoxicated person who was deplaning. It was Matt Riddle. He then apologized to the officers for his behavior.
Today, TMZ uploaded the video clip of Matt Riddle at JFK airport on YouTube. Riddle appeared to be intoxicated.
Last week, Matt Riddle was released from WWE.
Before joining WWE, Matt Riddle was an MMA fighter. Riddle made his UFC debut at The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale in 2008, defeating Dante Rivera via unanimous decision. However, in 2013, Riddle was released from UFC after failing a second drug test within a year. He then fought in Bellator MMA and Titan FC before starting his pro wrestling career.
The future Original Bro made his pro wrestling debut at the Monster Factory (pro wrestling school) in 2015. Matt Riddle then signed with Evolve’s parent company WWN in 2016. Riddle then competed in several independent promotions before joining WWE in 2018.
Matt Riddle made his WWE debut on the October 31, 2018 episode of NXT, where he defeated Luke Menzies. In 2020, Riddle along with Pete Dunne defeated Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly to become the NXT Tag Team Champions at NXT TakeOver: Portland.
Matt Riddle made his main roster debut on the June 19th, 2020 edition of SmackDown, where he defeated AJ Styles. In October of 2020, Riddle was drafted to WWE RAW. In 2021, Riddle won his first title on the main roster. He became the United States Champion by defeating Bobby Lashley and John Morrison in a Triple Threat match. In April of 2021, Matt Riddle paired with Randy Orton. The duo called themselves RK-Bro. It was the hottest thing on WWE television at the time. RK-Bro defeated AJ Styles and Omos at the 2021 SummerSlam to become the RAW Tag Team Champions. They dropped the title to Alpha Academy in January of 2022. However, they regained their titles in March of that year.
Unfortunately, Randy Orton’s back injury became worse, and they dropped the titles to The Usos on the May 20th episode of SmackDown. Matt Riddle’s character became stale after Orton was written off from television. Last December, Riddle was suspended from WWE after failing the second drug test within a year. Last April, Riddle made his return and was involved in a feud against Imperium. Riddle’s last match took place on the September 4th episode of WWE RAW, where he and Drew McIntyre lost to The Viking Raiders Tornado Tag Team match.
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