Reason Why Matt Riddle vs Ricochet On NXT Was So Short, Dio Maddin’s Latest WWE Status

Why Matt Riddle vs Ricochet On NXT Was So Short

Matt Riddle wrestled Ricochet on the Survivor Series go-home edition of WWE NXT. The short match climaxed with The OG Bro scoring the pinfall on The One And Only amidst an attempted interference (and distraction) from SmackDown’s Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura.

On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed the length of the match, explaining why WWE booked such a short bout between such tremendously talented Superstars.

Matt Riddle and Ricochet — the reason they went short was because if they went long and Ricochet lost it would have been worse. Now it’s one of those things like, ‘Well, they didn’t even really have a match and there was a distraction finish.’ I think the whole idea of the bad finish was at least when you’re going short when you’re getting the bad finish.”

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Hopefully, Ricochet and Riddle’s next matchup would be much longer with a conclusive finish. Per rumors, Riddle would be part of Team NXT in the 5-on-5-on-5 showdown at Survivor Series. Given Ricochet is already on Team RAW, both men could collide once again come Sunday.

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Dio Maddin’s Latest WWE Status

Monday Night RAW commentator Dio Maddin has been missing from weekly television since being on the receiving end of Brock Lesnar‘s F-5 two weeks ago.

PW Insider is reporting that Maddin is still part of the RAW announce team. However, the 28-year-old star is currently selling Lesnar’s attack which is the reason behind his absence from the shows.

“For those who have asked, Dio Maddin is still, as of today, officially part of the Raw broadcast team.He is currently off TV selling the Brock Lesnar attack.”

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Perhaps, Maddin will play a role this Sunday when The Beast defends the WWE Championship against Rey Mysterio at Survivor Series.