When it comes to the world of professional wrestling, few names have garnered as much attention both inside and outside the ring as Matt Riddle. Recently, his name once again made headlines, but this time it was not for his exploits in the squared circle but rather for an incident at JFK Airport, which unfolded into a saga fit for the tabloids.
Matt Riddle’s conspicuous absence from WWE RAW this week added another layer of intrigue to the situation. Reports from Ringside News, an outlet known for its wrestling coverage, shed some light on the circumstances surrounding Riddle’s no-show. According to their exclusive report, it was revealed that there were multiple attempts to de-escalate the situation involving Matt Riddle before matters took a physical turn. The incident at JFK Airport was described as a “disturbance” attributed to Riddle.
What further complicates the narrative is the alleged state of Riddle’s sobriety at the time. Sources suggest that he appeared to be “heavily intoxicated” during the incident. Despite suggestions to file a formal complaint or seek legal recourse, Riddle reportedly brushed them off, adding an enigmatic layer to the situation. His alleged disruptive behavior ultimately led to the involvement of law enforcement officers.
To add another dimension to this unfolding drama, Wrestling Observer Radio provided insight into Riddle’s absence from WWE RAW. According to Dave Meltzer, a renowned wrestling journalist, Riddle’s non-participation in the show was not a punitive measure, as far as he was aware. Instead, it was attributed to a health issue that the Original Bro was currently grappling with—a double ear infection and bronchitis.
“He was not on the show this week, but that’s because he had a double ear infection and bronchitis. It was not punishment as far as I know. He may have been punished also, but as far as I know, it’s an illness.”