Matt Riddle denied claims brought against him as part of the #SpeakingOut movement. He got his attorney involved and released a statement. We have heard nothing about this squashing any plans for the Original Bro in WWE.
A new story was sent to Ringside News from someone who wishes to remain anonymous. They also named a WWE legend in their account. That name was redacted as well to protect their anonymity. The name of the company is also edited.
[Well known indie company] was sharing event all night with other promotions during that night. Girl wrestler from [indie company] was in back before show. After Riddle got done going over moves with [his opponent], Riddle walks out and starts talking with few of the lady wrestlers.
[WWE Legend] and I were standing there waiting on [Booker] who runs the [indie company] to let [WWE Legend] know what they needed for him to do. Next thing we know a commotion happens with the girl starting to cry.
I went over asked if everything was ok. She stated quote, he told her that “he is the next big thing in wrestling and that if she would like to come to him room she would be able to practice and talk about it.” He than grabbed her butt which [WWE Legend] and I saw, again I had to hear how this would not been tolerated when he ([WWE Legend]) was in the WWE.
Riddle was told also when he came back by someone that we think was her boyfriend, to leave her alone she was not interested.
Matt Riddle has not responded to this new allegation of sexual misconduct. We will have to see if he remains a presence on Friday Night SmackDown, but WWE released a statement on the matter saying that they are taking all accusations in this matter seriously.
Keep checking back with Ringside News as we continue to follow this on-going story.