Matt Riddle Biography – American Professional Wrestler

Published Date   19th Sep. 2018, 18:15 pm  Update Date: June 8th, 2020  11:01 am
Matt Riddle Biography – American Professional Wrestler
Quick Info
Birth Name: Matthew Fredrick Riddle
Birth Place: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Birth Sign: Capricorn
Spouse: Lisa Riddle
Height: 1.88 m
Weight: 98 kg
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Date of Birth: 14/01/1986
Age: 38 years old
Nationality: American

Matthew Fredrick Riddle aka as Matt Riddle is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE. The former mixed martial artist performs in the WWE’s developmental territory NXT. Matt was born on 14 January 1986.

The professional MMA fighter, Matt has an estimated Net worth of $3 million as of 2018. The Fighting champion earns a hefty salary from his profession as a professional wrestler and mixed martial artist.

The former UFC welterweight fighter, Matt Riddle is married to the gymnast, Lisa Rennie Riddle. The romantic pair dated for a couple of years before walking down the aisle together in the year 2011. Likewise, the duo is blessed with three children- Allison, Amy, and Zachery.

Matt Riddle Net Worth and Earnings

The estimated net worth of the professional WWE champion, Riddle is $3 million. The professional wrestler has amassed the massive net worth from his salary from UFC and WWE. Likewise, the Spike TV’s The Ultimate Fighter 7 lives a lavish and luxurious lifestyle with astounding earnings. Matt has a salary of $ 278,000 from as of 2018.

The heavyweight champion, Matt had an average salary of $30,000 from UFC in the year 2013. According to WWE, The average earnings of a wrestler on the main roster is $500,000 annually. Likewise, the top performers have a salary of seven figures. Besides that, in an interview, Matt admitted making more money from pro wrestling than he did in MMA.

American Wrestler Matt Riddle

American Wrestler Matt Riddle with a Progress Atlas Championship belt.
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Matt’s fellow wrestler from WWE, Johnny Gargano has a Net worth of $3 million and a salary of  $500,000 per year.

According to Matt Riddle’s wife’s deleted video, Triple H snagged Riddle form under the nose of NJPW in 2018. The President of NJPW emailed Matt expressing his interest in bringing him to Japan. However, the finalized deal was canceled after a call from WWE exec and ended with him offering an NXT contract.

Riddle’s Wife and Family

Besides being a loving wife and a proud mother, Riddle’s Wife Lisa is an LSU two times All American gymnast and an Olympic Lifter. The 32-year old Riddle is a devoted husband to wife, Lisa and caring father to twin daughters, Amy and Allison and a son, Zachary Riddle. Besides that, Matthew has a twin sister whose name has not been disclosed.

Despite being married for a long period of time, the lovely pair, Matt and Lisa have an immense love for another.


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In a 2014 Facebook post, Riddle wrote about his wife having an extra-marital affair with a guy named Gavin. The legendary wrestler made his wife call the guy by texting her constantly. Likewise, the call confirmed his doubts as the guy acted like they knew each other for a long time.

Matt Riddle family wife Lisa Riddle

Professional wrestler Matt and his wife Lisa have three children – Amy, Allison, and Zachery. Image source: Lisa Riddle/Instagram

Lisa defended herself by saying nothing happened and it was her friend who was texting from her phone. However, the suspicions of Matt are unconfirmed. Also, it is assumed that self-admitted cannabis user is just experiencing some paranoia as a side effect.

Matt Riddle Testing Positive for Marijuana Test

According to NXT, on September 12, 2018, Matt Riddles’s first NXT fight will be with Kassius Ohno. On the promo, Kassius stated that he’s getting annoyed by the “new shiny toys” referring to Riddle.

Matt Riddle does not hold back talking about his former boss and UFC President, Dana White either. Riddle was cut out after his second positive marijuana test. Likewise, the wrestler showed his disappointment as he spilled a lot of blood and bones to be talked down to.

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