Matt Riddle and WWE Negotiating Multi-Year Contract

Will Matt Riddle stay on with the WWE after his contract expires in August 2021? In the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reported that Riddle and the WWE are in negotiations for a new contract that would keep him with the company for several years.

Matt signed with WWE in 2018 and initially wrestled for the company’s NXT brand. During his time with NXT, he was a one-time NXT Tag Team Champion (with Pete Dunne), having become champions after winning the 2020 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament. He was promoted to WWE’s main roster in May 2020.

Meltzer said, “… he (Riddle) pretty much agreed to terms for a three-year deal at $400,000 per year guaranteed plus $50,000 for every show in Saudi Arabia.” On the December 13th episode of Wrestling Radio Observer, Meltzer also said, “So Vince doesn’t understand Matt Riddle’s gimmick, the bro thing or anything. But, Vince thinks that Matt Riddle is very funny in his own weird way. So Vince likes the guy.”

It is also being reported that at the 2021 Royal Rumble event, Matt Riddle will face Bobby Lashley for the United States Championship.