Before reporting to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, newest signee Matt Riddle stopped in to say thanks to the men who helped make his wrestling career a success.
New Jersey-based wrestling school The Monster Factory tweeted a pic of the “King of Bros” posing with his coaches. They include Blue Meanie, Danny Cage, Punishment Martinez, Bill Wiles and Q.T. Marshall (who isn’t pictured).
Riddle started training at the end of 2014. His trainers immediately realized his potential and pointed out what he needed to improve.
“The only problem he’s had really is that he has to realize that sometimes the best lessons learned in wrestling aren’t always learned in the ring,” Monster Factory owner Danny Cage told MMAFighting.com in 2014. “He’s used to MMA, so he always wants to go go go (in the ring and in training). But promos and psychology are part of pro wrestling.”
His development clearly worked out. Just four years later, he’s on his way to wrestling’s largest stage. As we previously reported, Riddle is set to report for duty on September 4.
Here’s the tweet sent out to congratulate Riddle.
Matthew Riddle stopped by tonight on his way to @WWE!
His coaches: Blue Meanie, Danny Cage, Punishment Martinez, Bill Wiles and Q.T. Marshall (not pictured)
He will join other graduates, Sheamus, Big Show, and Steve Cutler at the WWE! Very proud of him!
Good luck Matt! pic.twitter.com/A6PHajbyzs
— The World Famous Monster Factory (@4MonsterFactory) August 23, 2018