Matt Riddle has been on a roll since his WWE departure, excelling in the independent circuit and making a mark in NJPW. This success culminated in him winning the NJPW World TV Title, and he has now announced his first title defense.

At NJPW New Beginning in Sapporo, Matt Riddle faced Hiroshi Tanahashi for the NJPW World TV Title in a hard-hitting encounter. From start to finish, it was an intense battle, with Riddle ultimately overcoming Tanahashi to become the new NJPW World TV Champion.

Riddle is gearing up for his first title defense at the upcoming MLW show against Big Bad Tito. Ahead of this significant match, he took to Twitter, expressing readiness and assuring fans that he is prepared to face Tito in their upcoming encounter.

”My first NJPW World Television Title match since winning the title in Japan and I’m going to bring the smoke to Big Bad Tito bro #njpw #mlw #bro #njpwtvtitle #stallion #rudedude #combat1 #kingofbros @MLW


It remains to be seen whether The Original Bro will be successful in his first title defense on February 29th in New York City, as his first opponent is most certainly a formidable adversary.

Are you looking forward to Matt Riddle’s reign as NJPW World TV Champion? Let us know in the comments section below!

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