Matt Riddle is the Original Bro and he will certainly have the WrestleMania crowd chanting “bro” at him while he makes his way to the ring. Everything has a beginning, but Riddle and the word “bro” have experienced a close relationship through the years.
While speaking to WWE India, Riddle revealed that he’s been saying “bro” his whole life. He started incorporating it into his promos at EVOLVE and the whole thing took on a life of its own.
I get this question all the time – where do you come up with the Bro. Well, I said bro like in my whole life. I say it a lot. Its just a word. But when I when you get to professional wrestling the fans want something to chant, something to say, something to do for you. And unlike other sports and entertainment, the fans play a huge part in it. I thought the word would be a great way to get involved. So, when I got to Evolve, I said it in promos and stuff. But more so, when I finish opponents in matches, I would yell bro. So, that’s how it started.
It’s hard to imagine Riddle not being allowed to say, “bro,” but you also never know what to expect in WWE. The King of Bros is still doing his thing on the WWE main roster and he still has plenty of time to continue evolving that persona.