Bryan Danielson’s accolades as a professional wrestler certainly need no introduction as they proved to be one of the best in the business. He spent several years working in WWE as one of their top stars and towards the end of his run, Bryan Danielson was even part of WWE Creative. He also inspired Matt Riddle to join WWE.

Matt Riddle debuted back in 2018 and has found success both in NXT and also in the main roster. He has garnered a solid fanbase as well.

While speaking on a recent edition of Catch Club, Matt Riddle talked about his time in WWE. Riddle said that seeing Bryan Danielson change the landscape of WWE made him want to join the company.

For me, I always wanted to do pro wrestling but I felt because of my size, I was going to get overlooked. Especially earlier, like in the early 2000s, but then as I kept training in mixed martial arts and doing that, I saw the world of professional wrestling start to change.

The landscape changed, you know? Guys like Daniel Bryan (Bryan Danielson) were beating Batista and Triple H, and they were the champs,” he added. “And when I saw that, I went, ‘You know what, I think this place has changed. I don’t think you have to be a giant; I think if you’re highly skilled, highly charismatic, you bring everything to the table, and you cross those t’s and dot those i’s, you’ll get an opportunity. And I always wanted to do this, I thought this was the time and I hit the ground running.

Matt Riddle is currently one half of the RAW Tag Team Champions alongside Randy Orton. We’ll have to wait and see how long their reign will last.

h/t Wrestling Inc

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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