Matt Riddle came up short in his brutal cage fight with Timothy Thatcher on NXT this past week, a match that was refereed by WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle.
The former Raw General Manager made a shock appearance at this week’s episode of SmackDown where he put the entire locker room on notice and revealed that Riddle was coming to the blue brand.
There have been rumors over the past few weeks that suggested that the former NXT Tag Team Champion was coming to the main roster, but this is the first confirmation that WWE has given their fanbase.
Angle fed into a promo from Riddle where he made it clear that he was there to rise on SmackDown before Sheamus appeared backstage with Kayla Braxton and seemingly set up a debut feud for the former MMA star.
Riddle has already turned heads in NXT and now the SmackDown locker room has been put on notice as Riddle prepares for his main roster promotion.