Matt Riddle quickly established himself as fan favorite after joining WWE in 2018. However, things have not been going well for him as of late. He was removed from television after failing second drug test, and has also been involved in a number of controversies on social media related to infidelity, among other things. That being said, it seems WWE Creative could be planning his return very soon.

Ringside News exclusively reported that, the WWE creative team that Matt Riddle’s name “will not be discussed by creative, until talent relations informs” them that the Original Bro is “once again a character [they] can pitch for.”

Matt Riddle’s most recent appearance on WWE television was on the December 5th episode of RAW, where he teamed up with Kevin Owens in a losing effort against The Usos. Shortly after the match, he was attacked and injured by Solo Sikoa, resulting in Riddle being stretchered out of the arena.

Riddle has been absent from WWE programming since then, with fans left wondering whether he will make a return anytime soon. This absence was due to Riddle’s violation of WWE’s Wellness Policy, which led to him being written off TV. He has also been out of rehab for a while now.


According to a report from PW Insider Elite, it was noted that there is now a new “creative pitch” for Riddle’s return. Riddle has not been announced for WrestleMania and is currently not in town for the event.

That said, it was further reported that Riddle could be brought in later this week for the event, or for the post-WrestleMania 39 edition of Monday Night RAW. It was added that that the plan is for Riddle to remain on the Monday Night Raw brand.

It remains to be seen when Matt Riddle will finally make his return to WWE television. After all, fans certainly miss The Original Bro and his hilarious antics on WWE programming.

What’s your take on Matt Riddle’s time away from WWE? Do you want to see him back? Sound off in the comments!

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