Matt Riddle states he is no longer with WWE

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Matt Riddle is no longer with WWE.

The 37-year-old former MMA fighter made the announcement on Friday evening that he is no longer with WWE:

After competing for the UFC and Titan FC, Riddle made the transition to professional wrestling and quickly gained a lot of attention for how fast he was progressing on the independent level.

He signed with WWE in 2018 and reported to NXT before his call-up to the main roster in June 2020.

As he was set to debut on Friday Night SmackDown, he was publicly accused during the Speaking Out Movement of sexual assault by fellow performer Candy Cartwright (Samantha Tavel). Riddle denied the allegations but admitted to having an affair with her. Cartwright later filed a lawsuit against Riddle, WWE, and others, which was dropped in July 2021.

Riddle was off television in late 2022 when it was reported he had failed a drug test and was seeking rehab. He returned after WrestleMania 39 and had been involved in a program with Drew McIntyre until an illness pulled him from the past two weeks of programming. He was also the subject of an incident at JFK International Airport on a flight back from India where officers were alerted about a disorderly individual, who was believed to be Riddle. After speaking with authorities, Riddle claimed that one of the airport security guards sexually assaulted him in a post which was later deleted.

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