Ever since Matt Riddle signed with WWE, he has been one of the mainstays of WWE television, be it in NXT or the main roster. His in-ring skills are one of the best in the company and he already has good fan following. Despite that, he isn’t the easiest person to understand.
Matt Riddle’s character has certainly gotten over with fans thanks to his comedic timing and generally cool attitude while still being that of a stoner character. Vince McMahon wasn’t immediately on board with his character either.
While speaking on Cheap Heat with Peter Rosenberg, Matt Riddle talked about his RK-Bro team with Randy Orton. Riddle also revealed that when he first pitched the idea for the team to WWE writers, they all laughed at him.
“I don’t know if this exact thing was on the docket on the list of things to do, but it was definitely an idea I’ve had in the back of my head for a very long time. When I saw an opportunity to make ‘RK-Bro’, because I mentioned it probably a month or so before it actually happened. I mentioned it to some of the writers, some the boys in the back, and they all proceeded to laugh at me when I said, ‘How cool would RK-Bro be?’ I try to talk to the writing team, I try to talk to all the camera crew.
“I try to talk to everybody and have fun with everybody, and I’ve noticed by doing that, my co-workers learn my mannerisms. They learn how I talk my, my dialect, I guess, and they can do things easier for me or more better for me. I think that’s really it. RK-Bro, I brought it up, wishful thinking. It kind of got laughed at, and I was like, ‘Oh, that’ll never happen.’ And then a couple weeks later, Randy didn’t have an opponent. I didn’t have an opponent, and we made it happen. And since we worked together that first time, we’ve been inseparable since.”
Matt Riddle and Randy Orton are currently the RAW Tag Team Champions and continue to get a lot of focus every week. They are certainly one of the highlights of WWE television. We will have to wait and see what is next in store for them.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.
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