It seems like WWE is backing off on utilizing “Riddle” as Matt Riddle’s solely identify.
This week on WWE Friday Night time SmackDown whereas speaking in regards to the upcoming Cash In The Financial institution pay-per-view, Michael Cole referred to Matt Riddle and never simply Riddle. That isn’t accidentally as a result of he mentioned his full identify twice.
Vince McMahon made the choice a number of months in the past to drop his first identify and Dave Meltzer reported that it needed to do with the lawsuit that was filed by Samatha Tavel that alleges that Riddle sexually assaulted her in 2017. Principally, the sensation was that followers would see tales in regards to the lawsuit in the event that they Googled his full identify so it was determined to simply have him use his final identify.
The lawsuit remains to be lively towards Riddle however the components that had WWE and Gabe Sapolsky and WWE as defendants have been dismissed.
As of this writing, Riddle remains to be listed by his final identify on the WWE.com roster web page.
— Peter Hanson (@petersavesthe) June 26, 2021