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Matthew Fredrick Riddle (born January 14, 1986) is an American professional wrestler and former mixed martial artist. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand.
A professional MMA fighter from 2008 to 2014, Riddle made a name for himself by appearing on SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter 7 and went on to hold a four-fight win streak in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) before he was fired upon testing positive for marijuana in February 2013. He also fought for Titan FC and compiled a career record of 8–3 (2).
In 2014, Riddle began training at the Monster Factory for a career in professional wrestling and made his debut in February 2015. Readers of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter recognized him as the wrestling Rookie of the Year and Most Improved wrestler of the year in 2016. Between 2015 and 2018, he worked on the independent circuit, wrestling for promotions such as Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, World Wrestling Network, Evolve, and others. He is a former Evolve Champion, WWN Champion, PWG World Tag Team Champion (with Jeff Cobb), and two-time Progress Atlas Champion.
He signed with WWE in 2018 and was assigned to the NXT brand, where he was a one-time NXT Tag Team Champion (with Pete Dunne), having become champions after winning the 2020 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament.
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