WWE NXT star Matt Riddle has an interesting goal that he revealed when talking with The New York Post to promote the NXT TakeOver: XXV event at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT that saw him beat Roderick Strong in a singles match.
This is where he noted that he wants to win the NXT North American Championship from Velveteen Dream and dreams of not only competing in NXT UK but also winning the UK Title in order to merge both brands.
“I would like to win a title or two here. I want to beat Dream. I don’t want him just to beat me where I don’t get to do it [again] unless I say, ‘I want to beat Velveteen Dream.’ Oh, and I want WALTER. Before I leave the NXT brand, what I ideally want is, I want to win the NXT Title and I want to win the NXT UK Title from WALTER and unify the titles and have one NXT.”
It should be noted that NXT stars do work some NXT UK shows and vice versa. While it’s a nice goal to have to merge both titles, WWE just built a Performance Center in the country so it appears that both brands will remain separated.