Matt Riddle made his NXT debut tonight in Sanford, Florida by defeating Fabian Aichner. Below are results from the show, with photos and videos from Matt’s debut.
1. Kassius Ohno d. Stacey Ervin Jr.
2. Io Shirai & Kacey Catanzaro d. Kavita Devi & Aliyah.
3. Matt Riddle d. Fabian Aichner.
4. Vanessa Borne d. Taynara Conti.
5. Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan d. Luke Menzies & Kona Reeves.
6. Adam Cole d. Keith Lee.
7. The Undisputed Era d. Humberto Carrillo & Raul Mendoza to retain the NXT Tag Team Titles.
8. Rhea Ripley d. Nikki Cross to retain the NXT UK Women’s Title.
— Wayne (@BrokenZen333) September 22, 2018
BREAKING: The King of Bros Matt Riddle just made his NXT live event debut at #NXTSanford! @SuperKingofBros defeated @FabianAichner in a fantastic match.#WhoGotFridays #NeXTPod pic.twitter.com/5H3aGNd04I
— Who Got NeXT (@WhoGotNeXTPod) September 22, 2018
— ❤️ Libby ❤️ (@lahill122) September 22, 2018
— Anthony Scism (@a_sciiziim) September 22, 2018
— (@jockonimus) September 22, 2018
— Kayla (@Kaycoocachoo) September 22, 2018
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) September 22, 2018
The King of Bros has arrived.
NXT’s newest blockbuster signee, former UFC fighter and independent wrestling champion Matt Riddle, made his in-ring debut tonight at a Live Event in Sanford, Fla., taking on Fabian Aichner.
Once a member of UFC’s welterweight division, Riddle left mixed martial arts in 2014 to pursue a career in sports-entertainment. He turned into the breakout star of the independent ranks, capturing titles in North America and Europe, before signing with NXT this summer.
Introduced as NXT’s newest Superstar at TakeOver: Brooklyn IV in August, Riddle tweeted Thursday night that he couldn’t wait to make his NXT debut, writing that it had “been a while since I’ve heard the roar of a crowd.”
Judging by the reaction of the NXT Universe in Sanford, Riddle’s wait is over.