TNA Wrestling Held Talks With Matt Riddle

Matt Riddle and TNA Wrestling held talks about a deal

Matt Riddle is keeping busy after returning to independent scene post-WWE firing, with the ‘Original Bro’ having returned to Major League Wrestling. His New Japan Pro-Wrestling debut in Japan is set for The New Beginning in Sapporo on February 23.

Riddle has also held talks with the resurgent TNA Wrestling, with Riddle revealing the following to The Sunday Night’s Main Event podcast:

“When I got done with WWE, because it's kind of stressful working on TV all the time, especially with the travel. The money's awesome, it was definitely worth it, and the experience but now I kind of want to take a break from TV.

“So, after the 90 days and during the 90s days I was setting some dates up. And I talked to some places, I've talked to TNA, I work with New Japan, I talked with MLW and we do film for TV but it's not the same as Monday Night Raw, three hours live, anything can happen, people are changing the script here and there, hey you have 10 minutes for your match, now you have five minutes... it's extremely stressful.

“Now, I like the pressure but at the same time, I kind of wanted a little break from all that. So that kind of shows where I'm working now. I'm choosing places that are more pay-per-view based where I don't have to worry about going to a commercial so we get that Fritos advertisement. Now I just get to do my body of work,” said Riddle.

There’s no word on how far talks between Riddle and TNA went. Earlier in 2024, Riddle claimed he wasn’t interested in signing with Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling.

H/T: F4WOnline

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