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Matt Riddle doesn’t want to be a goofball on TV

After he was fired by WWE late last year, Matt Riddle has resurfaced in pro wrestling with his return to Major League Wrestling. The King of Bros is set to fight Jacob Fatu at MLW Kings of Colosseum this Saturday (Jan. 6) in Philadelphia.

During an in interview with Fox Sports, Riddle said now that his WWE run is over, he wants to get away from the goofball character we’ve seen on WWE Raw and SmackDown over the last few years:

“The last couple months, they’ve been good. I feel like the last probably 10 years I’ve been wrestling pretty hard in the sense, like on the indies before I went to the ‘E’ (WWE), I was pretty busy traveling to Europe and wrestling everywhere. And then, of course, with the ‘E,’ I was traveling everywhere.

So, the last three months, I kinda just had my first vacation in a really long time. I had a kid. A little son, Matthew. So, it was really getting ready and kinda like a reset button. The last couple of months, I totally just didn’t want to do anything other than work out, relax and take care of my family.

And now that (it’s) the New Year and I got that time and everything else like that, I think it’s just time to cook again and just really been focusing on that and what I want to do in the ring. I feel like before was more of a … it’s always entertainment, but it was a lot of entertainment before. And now, I think, the direction I’m going in, I’m going to be able to show the world what I can do in the ring and just present that version of myself rather than kind of a goofball on TV.”

Do you think Matt Riddle will achieve his goal of not being a goofball in pro wrestling? Let us know in the comments below, Cagesiders.

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