Matt Riddle debuted on this week’s episode of Friday Night Smackdown, but serious allegations have been levelled about his behaviour outside the ring.
Candy Cartwright, an independent wrestler, has called out Matt Riddle. Cartwright revealed that in 2018 she was travelling with Riddle and a few other wrestlers. According to her, while the other talents were sleeping, Riddle forced himself on her.
I’m posting this because I have been so sad for so long. I didn’t realize that what he did to me was not ok. I realize now, reading these other brave women’s stories, that I can’t be afraid anymore and I have to #speakout.Back in May of 2018 I was riding with Matt Riddle and a few other wrestlers. During the van ride, when the 3 other wrestlers had fallen asleep, Matt asked me to “hop on his dick”. When I refused (although we had previously been together I was incredibly uncomfortable in that setting ) When I said no, he grabbed me by my throat, choked me and said “what if I just made you?” I ended up giving him oral sex (praying someone wouldn’t wake up) to get out of having intercourse with him. It was incredibly humiliating.
It is never ok to put your hands on a woman, it’s also not ok to not listen when she says no.
Riddle has been a married man since 2011 and has three children as well. He has yet to respond to these allegations.
I’m posting this because I have been so sad for so long. I didn’t realize that what he did to me was not ok. I realize now, reading these other brave women’s stories, that I can’t be afraid anymore and I have to #speakout
— Candy Cartwright (@CandyCartwright) June 19, 2020