As noted, Matt Riddle made his official WWE NXT in-ring debut at Friday night’s live event in Sanford, FL. Riddle defeated Fabian Aichner and below is the official announcement from WWE.com:
The King of Bros has arrived.
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.
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) September 22, 2018