Not only did Matt Riddle drop the EVOLVE title to Shane Strickland at Saturday’s event, he also had his finger badly cut.

Riddle’s mother revealed the injury on her Instagram account with an image of Matt’s finger, which you can see below.

“Thank you for watching and checking in on him @prowrestling5star!
Today Matt wrestled an intense hardcore match that involved tables, ladders and chairs. The first chair clip took the tip of his pointer finger off (wrong finger in my comment).? Blood within the first few minutes got the kids attention for sure. He explained to them today that he was going to wrestle hard, and it was going to be intense to watch. They smiled and said they couldn’t wait to see. It did rock them a little. Watching Dad get carried off like he did was not easy. Thankfully Fred got the wink he did at them on video! When he showed them how Dad gave them a wink as he was getting taken out they felt better.”

(Thanks to Cassidy of for contributing)

Steve Carrier

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