After reports surfaced of it earlier this week, WWE confirmed that NXT star Matt Riddle is in fact moving to the main roster as part of the blue brand.
WWE did so when they had WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle announce the news that Riddle was headed to SmackDown before airing a video package to hype Riddle’s debut.
The WrestleVotes Twitter account sent out the following about how WWE officials feel about Riddle heading to SmackDown:
“Those in power have very “high” hopes for Matt Riddle on SmackDown.”
Those in power have very “high” hopes for Matt Riddle on SmackDown.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) May 30, 2020
The belief is that the reason behind WWE moving Riddle to the main roster is due to the company knowing that Riddle has options when his contract expires sometime this summer.
While many would think Riddle would be moved to Monday Night Raw as Paul Heyman is said to be a big fan of Riddle’s, that’s not happening. The reason for that is due to WWE wanting to keep Riddle and Brock Lesnar apart as they have real-life heat.