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Matt Riddle joins MLW

It didn’t take long after former WWE star Matt Riddle officially became a free agent for MLW to announce his return to the promotion. Riddle is now booked for MLW Kings of Colosseum on Jan. 6 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he’ll fight Jacob Fatu.

Here is MLW’s press release with more details on Riddle’s return:

Matt Riddle, the chill grappler known for fighting barefoot and winning big has returned to Major League Wrestling… and he has set his sights on “the most dangerous man on planet earth”: Jacob Fatu.

In 2018, Riddle danced with destiny, dominating the MLW World Heavyweight Title tournament, exiting in the finals in a championship bout that could’ve gone either way.

Having won titles around the world, Riddle now returns to MLW to finally win the big one: the MLW World Heavyweight Championship. In order to do so, he has to go through the baddest beast in the land in the “Samoan Werewolf” Jacob Fatu.

Colliding for the first time ever, this dream match promises to be an instant classic.

Fatu has dominated Major League Wrestling, winning the MLW World Heavyweight Championship as well as the MLW National Openweight Title.

Fatu has not been shy as of recent about his 2024 intentions: becoming the first-ever MLW World Heavyweight Champion.

Now Riddle and Fatu fight for their futures in MLW. Who will triumph?

Matt Riddle is arguably the biggest star out of all the former WWE wrestlers who became free agents today, but he comes with a lot of baggage, to say the least. For now, MLW is willing to work with him, but it remains to be seen if any bigger promotions will follow suit.

Do you plan to check out the King of Bros when he returns to MLW in the new year, Cagesiders?

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