Brand new Smackdown superstar Matt Riddle had some interesting quotes for Britain’s own Daily Star.
Here’s what he had to say, with a tip of the hat to 411 Wrestling:
On if he’ll be ‘buried’ on the main roster: “I hear people say ‘Oh, he’s just gonna get buried!’, but I’ll tell you this, nobody has been able to bury me yet, and that includes Dana White, so I doubt WWE is going to bury me.
“They’ve given me everything I could ask for, so right now if anyone is going to bury me it’ll be me burying myself and that’s not going to happen – I won’t do that. So, I honestly love the transition – this is going to be amazing, and it’s just going to be the beginning of a very bright future.”
On the NXT Fight Pit match and its similarities to UFC: “The transition, when you have a live crowd and we’re always moving [venues] can be a little more difficult, but right now, because of the situation we’re all in, it’s kind of easier.
“I go to one building, I know who I’m working with. I was on the Ultimate Fighter so I’m used to fighting in front of zero fans…and spilling blood. So this is no different for me, this is something I’m used to.
“Usually, when they bring you over, you’re waiting for that crowd reaction, but I’m getting that at-home reaction, I’m hoping!”