Matt Riddle’s main roster debut saw him defeat the reigning Intercontinental Champion AJ Styles in a non-title match on SmackDown.
The King of Bros was in the Intercontinental Title picture for a while before the creative put him in a feud with King Corbin. As of now, Riddle’s future looks extremely promising on the blue brand.
On After The Bell, Riddle labeled his main roster call-up as a ticket to wrestle the “big boys” on the “big show”. The former UFC star loves fighting guys who’re bigger than him in size, and it’s good to see him living that dream in WWE.
The Original Bro noted that wrestling bigger opponents make him come across as a more believable underdog and he loves portraying that role.
“I want those big boys; I want those thick boys. I had great matches with big guys, and I feel like it brings the best of me. If I deadlift Tony Nese, a stallion, okay – but if I deadlift, gut-wrench Keith Lee and can barely get him up and shake him like a warrior? It’s all about moments! I can make moments with a big guy. It’s hard to make moments with, you know, unless its with Chad Gable. But it’s a different match. But for me, the reason I came to the big show is I want to lock horns with the big boys.” (H/T WrestlingInc)
Riddle further revealed that he does better in-ring work with bigger guys, for instance, Keith Lee, and finds it easier to make moments with such Superstars.
Riddle’s on-going feud with King Corbin and Chad Gable has tremendous potential to become a main event storyline on SmackDown.
It’s likely that The King of Bros would wrestle The King of The Ring at SummerSlam and given it’s Riddle’s first major Big 4 pay-per-view, the WWE Universe can expect him to go over unless Vince McMahon decides to swerve us all.