When former UFC fighter Shayna Baszler made her pro wrestling debut recently, she not only followed in the footsteps of many of MMA’s legends, but also more recent athletes such as Matt Riddle.
A former castmember on The Ultimate Fighter 7, Riddle decided to get into pro wrestling last year, and has found success, having won his first title in July, and is now set to make his debut in one of the top independent promotions in the country, Evolve, in October.
Riddle spoke with MMAWeekly.com about his decision to get into pro wrestling, the expectations of him in Evolve, and if he feels he’ll ever return to MMA.
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MMAWeekly.com: Firstly, Matt, what made you want to transition from MMA to pro wrestling?
Matt Riddle: I grew up watching pro wrestling and always wanted to be a pro wrestler, but I always thought that I wasn’t big enough. Most of the guys I saw on TV were six-foot-five and 260 pounds, so I felt like there wasn’t any real spot for me. That’s why ….View original article