As it was noted on Thursday, WWE made the decision to drop Matt Riddle’s first name and he will simply be known as Riddle.
Vince McMahon has done this many times with wrestlers over the years but this time there was a specific reason behind the name change.
It was noted in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter that they wanted to not have people google “Matt Riddle” and have details coming up of the lawsuit that was filed by Samantha Tavel against him and WWE.
Riddle later went on Twitter and said he was fine with the decision and he preferred to just use his last name because people have been calling him by his last name for most of his life.
The change has already been reflected across WWE.com and announcers have been instructed to never say “Matt Riddle.”