WWE’s young sensation, Matt Riddle, has recently been in the headlines due to an ongoing controversy. As claimed by The Original Bro in a now deleted social media post, he was sexually assaulted on the weekend by a Port Authority official at JFK Airport in New York.
Riddle’s allegations against the police officer have triggered an internal investigation in the department. With the matter currently under investigation by the authorities, the Triple H-led promotion has changed the WWE status of Matt Riddle, and that’s why he wasn’t present on this week’s Monday Night RAW.
According to WrestlingOps, the former Tag Team Champion’s absence from Monday Night RAW‘s September 11 episode was a result of the sexual assault investigation. It has been revealed by sources within the Stamford-based promotion that Riddle won’t be making any appearances this entire week.
After the incident at JFK Airport on Saturday, PWInsider have confirmed that Matt Riddle is not at tonight’s #WWERAW taping.
WWE sources have also stated that as of this writing, he is no longer expected to work this weekend’s live events in Idaho and Washington, which Riddle… pic.twitter.com/LzoQUiKZBj
— Wrestle Ops (@WrestleOps) September 11, 2023
The Original Bro was scheduled to work during this weekend during WWE’s upcoming live events in Washington and Idaho. But now, it seems that Riddle’s recent allegations against the Port Authority official will keep him away from both of these shows.
It must be noted that Matt’s last official appearance was during the recently held Superstar Spectacle event in India, which was organized on September 8. Now that WWE has removed his name from this week’s live shows, it remains to be seen when will Matt make his next appearance for the Stamford-based promotion.
Matt Riddle’s possible return timeline
The Stamford-based promotion has probably removed Matt Riddle from this week’s shows due to the ongoing investigation into his sexual assault allegations. But this decision has led to a lot of uncertainty about the 37-year-old performer’s immediate future.
As a lot of speculation has been circulating about Riddle’s return, fans have been wondering about his possible return timeline. Looking at how his removal from this week’s Monday Night RAW and live shows took place after an investigation was started, it seems he’ll be back as soon as the whole matter is resolved. (Via: WhatCulture)
While there’s no particular time period for when the issue will be solved, it can be estimated that it won’t take that much time. Thus, if the investigation is completed within this week, we can even see Matt Riddle back on WWE television on the September 18 episode of RAW, but who knows if he’ll stay away for weeks?
Looking at how Matt has been involved in a tag team with Drew McIntyre for the past few weeks, it seems he’ll continue the story whenever he returns. It remains to be seen whether The Original Bro will make his return to WWE’s programming soon or if we’ll have to wait for a longer period of time.