The WWE website team was told to change Matt Riddle references to simply Riddle and that will be the name he uses going forward on WWE Raw.
The decision was made today by Vince McMahon and the explanation given was simply that McMahon feels Riddle sounds better than his full name.
This is in line with what McMahon has done for decades with wrestler’s names. For some wrestlers, he feels that either a last name or first name suits them better than their full name (Andrade, Cesaro, and Rusev are three examples) and that applies here to Riddle.
Riddle was believed to be in line to get pushed since he moved up to the main roster a few months ago but his push has stalled in recent weeks. This past Monday he lost to Sheamus in a Survivor Series Qualifying Match.
UPDATE: Riddle said he prefers the name change.
— matthew riddle (@SuperKingofBros) October 29, 2020