Matt Riddle’s name is bound to draw a headline whenever he gets in a situation outside the pro wrestling world. That was certainly the case as his JFK Airport situation turned into some big drama for the Original Bro.

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Matt Riddle missed WWE RAW this week, and that was interesting timing. After all, Ringside News exclusively reported that we were told that multiple attempts were made to de-escalate the situation with Matt Riddle before things got physical. This situation at JFK airport was described as “a disturbance” caused by Riddle.

We were also told that Matt Riddle appeared to be allegedly “heavily intoxicated” at the time. Riddle then brushed off suggestion to lodge formal complaint. He was also allegedly disruptive and caused officers to be called.


During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that Matt Riddle didn’t make the trip for RAW this week. It turns out that he is dealing with a bit of a health issue right now.

“He was not on the show this week, but that’s because he had a double ear infection and bronchitis. It was not punishment as far as I know. He may have been punished also, but as far as I know, it’s an illness.”

Matt Riddle was also pulled from house shows for the weekend, so it’s apparent that he might be resting up for a while. Hopefully, Matt Riddle is able to heal up and get better.

Matt Riddle certainly caused a lot of attention to himself when he posted that allegation against the JFK Airport officer. Only time will tell if we see any kind of official reaction from WWE, but his absence from RAW this week was apparently due to illness.

What’s your take on Matt Riddle’s current situation? Sound off in the comments to let us know what you think!

Transcription by Ringside News

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