WWE Looking To Offer Riddle A New Three-Year Contract

A pay increase and a Saudi bonus are on the horizon for the King of Bros.

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While 2020 has been a year of significant cuts for WWE, one person Vince McMahon’s sports entertainment juggernaut is keen to tie down is ‘Don’t Call Him Matt’ Riddle.

In a new report from the Wrestling Observer, WWE is eager to tie the company’s resident Bro down to a three-year deal. Going into specifics, Dave Meltzer stated how this three-year contract would be for a guaranteed $400,000 per year and with a $50,000 bonus for every Saudi Arabia show that Riddle works.

The current belief is that Riddle’s present WWE deal is due to expire next August.

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Meltzer also adds that Vince McMahon is a big fan of Riddle’s but doesn’t quite "get" the character. All that McMahon knows is that he finds the antics of the 34-year-old grappler to be highly amusing.

Right now, Riddle is in the early stages of a rivalry with United States Champion Bobby Lashley. If recent stories are to believed, the King of Bros will be challenging for Lashley’s title at January’s Royal Rumble PPV.

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It’s been somewhat of a stop-start year for Riddle since departing NXT in May. Initially moved to SmackDown, the former UFC fighter was then switched over to Raw as part of the 2020 Draft – with nothing of any real note bar a non-title victory over then-IC Champ AJ Styles, and then a painful rivalry with Baron Corbon.

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