– It looks like another WWE Superstar is losing his first name. PWInsider reports that WWE is dropping Matt Riddle’s first name and changing his ring name to simply “Riddle” to move forward. The real name of the UFC veteran is Matthew Fredrick Riddle.Riddle was recently recruited to Raw’s roster earlier this month. WWE reportedly formalized this decision earlier today.
WWE has used to shorten Superstar names in the past. Cesaro was Antonio Cesaro. Former WWE Superstar Rusev was originally Alexnader Rusev before his name was abbreviated to Rusev. At one point, WWE chose to change Mustafa Ali’s name to Ali, before it was later changed. It’s just to name a few.