Matthew Fredrick Riddle (born January 14, 1986) is an American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist, better known by the ring name Matt Riddle.
He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the NXT brand.
He originally trained at the Monster Factory prior to his debut.
A professional MMA fighter from 2008 to 2014, Riddle made a name for himself by appearing on SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter 7, and went on to go on a four-fight win streak in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) before he was fired after testing positive for marijuana in February 2013.
He also had matches for Bellator MMA and Titan FC and compiled a career record of 8-3-2.
In 2014, Riddle began training for a career in professional wrestling, and made his debut in February 2015.
In 2016, readers of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter recognized him as the wrestling Rookie of the Year and the Most Improved wrestler of the year.
Between 2015 and 2018 Riddle worked on the independent circuit, wrestling for promotions such as Pro Wrestling Guerrilla in California, World Wrestling Network, Evolve on a regular basis and individual matches for many other smaller promotions.
Riddle was one-half of the World Tag Team Champions with partner Jeff Cobb (as The Chozen Bros) as well as a former Evolve champion, WWN Champion, and two-time Progress Atlas Champion.