Rob Van Dam Addresses Matt Riddle's WWE Release

Rob Van Dam on Matt Riddle's WWE release

Rob Van Dam has addressed Matt Riddle's release by WWE, admitting he hopes the former UFC fighter will clean up his act to avoid having so much heat during his time away from pro wrestling.

"I met Matt Riddle at the Playboy Mansion at a party years ago after the Ultimate Fighter. This was a Medical Marijuana Policy Project fundraiser, which they used to have annually at the Playboy Mansion, and then eventually Hugh quit having parties at the mansion for outsiders and then it just went all downhill after that, but that's where I had met him so a lot of people think that's a pretty cool story and he seems to not be able to stay out of trouble," Van Dam said on his 1 of a Kind podcast.

"He'll get another chance I'm sure, but I feel like he got so many chances that they felt like they're not going to be taken seriously unless some consequences are shown. I think they'll be temporary and that could be by the Universe, not necessarily by the company, but he'll definitely go somewhere productive from here and hopefully he'll quit sending di** pics or whatever it is that he's doing on his off time that gives him so much heat."

Riddle was released by WWE on September 22 as part of major post-UFC merger cuts, with Riddle said to have simply run out of chances in WWE. His release came a couple of weeks after he accused a police officer at JFK Airport of sexual assault, with footage having since revealed that Riddle was intoxicated following a flight. 

A wrestler has also corroborated a claim of inappropriate behaviour against Riddle from 2016 stemming from an incident where he decided to get changed in the women's locker room at an independent wrestling event. 

H/T to WrestlingNews.co

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