PWInsider reports that Matt Riddle & Bianca Belair are backstage at the Barclays Center ahead of Raw in Brooklyn tonight (Mon., Mar. 2).
Belair could be used in a few ways. Less likely, in this writer’s opinion, would be to have her confront Charlotte Flair. As part of Charlotte’s feud with NXT champ Rhea Ripley, Flair faced Bianca last Wednesday. The EST lost clean, then suffered a post-match attack which left her with a kayfabe injured ankle. It seemed like the end of her issue with The Queen for now, and with only a month until WrestleMania 36 Flair and Ripley should probably be focused on one another.
Another possibility involves Belair’s real-life husband, Montez Ford. Ford & his Street Profits partner Angelo Dawkins have a “Now Or Never” Raw Tag title match against champs Seth Rollins & Murphy in New York tonight. She could be there for support, with interactions between Ford and his wife showing up on Raw or in a video released elsewhere.
As for Riddle... I’ve got nothing.
The Original Bro has lots of ‘Reality’ Era issues with the current champs of Raw and SmackDown, but this doesn’t seem like the time to address those. There’s been no talk of putting him on the ‘Mania card, and a call-up seems unlikely given that he and Pete Dunne are (a) current NXT Tag champs, and (b) super over in that role.
Riddle being there for some unrelated filming or meetings with WWE management makes a lot more sense than booking him to appear on TV.
But we’ll find out how both are used at 8 p.m. Eastern. Join us in our Raw live blog and we’ll find out together.