Matt Riddle has had a fast rise in WWE since debuting again in 2018. Two years after signing with the corporate and debuting on NXT, the previous UFC star was elevated to the primary roster.

He was moved to SmackDown earlier this 12 months and debuted in June 2020. The previous NXT Tag Group champion has an honest fan following, as his distinctive character, particularly him wrestling barefoot, has received over the followers.

However a WWE Corridor of Famer feels that Riddle wrestling barefoot could trigger some to not take him severely. Booker T revealed on his Corridor of Fame podcast that Matt Riddle wrestling barefoot could not assist him turn into a world champion in WWE.

Booker T on why Matt Riddle is probably not successful in WWE

The previous WCW and WWE World Champion mentioned that Matt Riddle not sporting boots was the very first thing he seen about him.He mentioned that to compete and win world titles, Superstars have to have a “sure look” which Riddle could not have if he wrestles barefoot.

“Not taking something away from Matt Riddle, that (not sporting boots) was the very first thing I seen about him. I do know flipping them off was cool and the way WWE captured it in gradual movement. That’s nice however I take into consideration a lot when it goes into being the wrestling heavyweight champion. Let’s give it some thought for one second. There’s a protocol there. What number of world heavyweight champions have we had that had been naked ft? What number of naked ft wrestlers had been better than Superfly Jimmy Snuka? Should you’re attempting to get to the heavyweight championship or the Common championship, there has all the time been a sure look that it’s a must to have.” (H/T Rajah)

Booker T mentioned that he made this evaluation from a professional wrestling promoter’s standpoint and the way he appears on the wrestling enterprise.

In an interview with Sportskeeda, Matt Riddle revealed if he would put on boots to face Brock Lesnar. You possibly can watch that video under:

Matt Riddle debuted on SmackDown when he was moved to the primary roster earlier this 12 months, however he was drafted to RAW as a part of the 2020 WWE Draft.

Printed 25 Oct 2020, 18:26 IST



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