If you liked the Matt Riddle segment that aired last week on Friday Night SmackDown then you can expect to see more promos like that in the future.
Last Friday, Riddle told the story on why he wrestles barefoot. WrestlingNews.co was told that Vince McMahon loved the story when he first heard it. McMahon loved the story so much that he let Riddle tell it on SmackDown. Riddle is allowed to give more input for his promos than most.
Last November, WrestlingNews.co exclusively reported that McMahon had his eye on Keith Lee and Riddle.
McMahon specifically compared Riddle to a young Shawn Michaels. A WWE source said the following about Riddle last November: “Vince likes guys like Shawn who have that rebel mentality and he sees some of Shawn in Matt. Matt can rub some people the wrong way but he’s a good guy and he will do great when Vince calls him up. I think he’s a future world champion. Vince will try to tweak him but his personality will get him far.”
In regards to the stories of heat on Riddle that followed him in NXT, WrestlingNews.co was told by two sources that Riddle has been great to be around and there have been no issues since he moved to SmackDown.