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[Photos] Matt Riddle makes NXT in ring debut

Matt Riddle made his WWE debut during the Takeover: Brooklyn event last month and now he has made his in-ring debut for the brand as well.

Riddle wrestled his first match during a Live Event from Sanford, Florida where he faced off against Fabian Aichner and defeated him in the bout.

After this, WWE released an official statement on his debut on their website and the whole statement released by the company can be seen below:

Matt Riddle makes NXT Live Event debut

The King of Bros has arrived.

NXT’s newest blockbuster signee, former UFC fighter and independent wrestling champion Matt Riddle, made his in-ring debut tonight at a Live Event in Sanford, Fla., taking on Fabian Aichner.

Once a member of UFC’s welterweight division, Riddle left mixed martial arts in 2014 to pursue a career in sports-entertainment. He turned into the breakout star of the independent ranks, capturing titles in North America and Europe, before signing with NXT this summer.

Introduced as NXT’s newest Superstar at TakeOver: Brooklyn IV in August, Riddle tweeted Thursday night that he couldn’t wait to make his NXT debut, writing that it had “been a while since I’ve heard the roar of a crowd.”

Judging by the reaction of the NXT Universe in Sanford, Riddle’s wait is over.

Below are some photos from his NXT debut: