According to many reports, it was suggested that Matt Riddle was having problems in gaining Vince McMahon’s trust. It was also said that McMahon was only giving him what he thought he could handle. However, it seems Riddle impressed McMahon with his showing on this week’s episode of Monday Night RAW
According to a report by Fightful Select, Vince McMahon loved Riddle’s match against Sheamus. He was “complimentary after it closed to those involved.” He praised both performers and the producers of the match.
Due to the praise, it seems Matt Riddle is now simply known as Riddle. He is also expected to get a serious transition for his character.
It seems as if the match particularly had a big impression on McMahon, as he made the call to change Matt Riddle’s in-ring name to “Riddle,” and pitched a more serious character presentation. We’re told Riddle was supportive of the idea.
We will have to see how they book his character change.