Every WWE Feud Puzzle, Ranked From Worst To Best
Riddle started his professional wrestling career late, as he ventured into mixed martial arts, where he didn’t hurt at all. Riddle came to WWE in 2018, at the age of 32, he went through NXT having a good time and received the call to the main roster in 2020. Since then, Riddle has been United States Champion and two-time tag team champion by Raw Tag.
Riddle is an excellent worker, he always gives his best in the ring and always does a good character job, so overall his feuds and storylines have been very entertaining. However, there were a few feuds that were just annoying. Without further ado, below is each Riddle’s WWE feud, ranked from worst to best.
11 King Corbin
Riddle’s first PPV singles match was against King Corbin at Refund 2020. Ever since Riddle hit the main roster and started taking the limelight, Corbin didn’t like it and told him that someone had to put him in his place, someone had to teach the new guy respect.
Corbin attacked Riddle multiple times from behind, and in this way the feud escalated until Repayment, where Matt Riddle was finally able to give King Corbin a shot. Nonetheless, Corbin won the Friday Night SmackDown rematch.
ten Bobby Lashley
Riddle worked up the courage to challenge United States Champion Bobby Lashley, which didn’t go well at first considering he was crushed within two minutes in the first match. But Riddle didn’t give up and looked for another opportunity, he even beat Shelton Benjamin, Cedric Alexander and MVP in a gauntlet match, proving his will to defeat Lashley.
To Elimination Chamber 2021Riddle faced Bobby Lashley and John Morrison in a Triple Threat match for the United States Title, which ended with Riddle pinning Morrison to become the new champion.
9 Mustafa Ali
Riddle’s US title reign was nothing special, in fact, he only had two successful defenses, both against Retribution leader Mustafa Ali. This feud lasted a few weeks, but did not escalate enough to be remembered as a big deal.
Riddle defeated Ali on March 15, 2021, episode of Monday night grossthen they clashed on the Fast Lane 2021 kick off, and the result was the same. Riddle would later defeat Ali for the third and final time on Raw.
After getting rid of Mustafa Ali, Riddle had to face veteran Sheamus. On March 29, 2021, edition of Monday night raw, Sheamus defeated Riddle in a non-title match, giving a glimpse of what would happen to Wrestle Mania 37.
Then, at The Show of Shows, Riddle had a great performance, but still dropped the title to Sheamus. This feud was pretty straightforward, but the quality of the ring was undeniable.
seven AJ Styles & Omos
Riddle teamed up with Randy Orton, and at first it was a random idea in the creation of WWE, but it turned out to be one of the best ideas of the last few years, as Riddle and Orton became l one of the most truly loved teams.
Orton and Riddle became Raw Tag Team Champions after defeating AJ Styles and Omos at SummerSlam 2021 and retained the titles in a rematch at Crown Jewel 2021. This feud was satisfying, but more important was the rise of RK-Bro.
6 velvet dream
Riddle didn’t have many major feuds in NXT, but there was one that stood out. Matt Riddle challenged WWE NXT North American Champion Velveteen Dream for a match at NXT Takeover: New York.
The preparation for the match was nice, the video package was excellent and the match itself was fantastic. Riddle and Velveteen Dream have done a masterful job. Riddle fought hard from start to finish, but in the end he was defeated.
5 A.J. Styles
Riddle’s first feud on the main roster was with none other than AJ Styles. Riddle made his in-ring debut on the June 19, 2020, episode of Smack downbeating Styles, impressing everyone.
A month later, Riddle and Styles faced off in a great match for the Intercontinental Championship, but this time The Phenomenal was the winner to retain the title. This short feud was very important to Riddle, as it put him on the map very quickly.
4 Street Profits
The Streets Profits wanted to be Tag Team Champions, so they started a feud with Riddle and Randy Orton. In reality, there was never any heat to this rivalry, as it was a one-on-one program, in which the four men just seemed to be enjoying every moment.
They clashed at Day 1, in an incredible match, in which RK-BRO retained the titles. Then they faced off again, but this time in a Triple Threat match involving Alpha Academy at Wrestle Mania 38and RK-Bro restrained again.
3 Alpha Academy
The feud between RK-Bro and Alpha Academy was very entertaining, there were definitely some silly segments, but overall it was a pretty good rivalry.
Chad Gable and Otis did a great job at the heel, while Riddle and Orton couldn’t have been more over the top. Alpha Academy even managed to take the Raw Tag Team Titles away from RK-Bro, retaining them for a few months.
2 The Usos
The Usos followed in the tribal leader’s footsteps and sought to unify tag team titles. Riddle and Randy Orton feuded for a few weeks, Riddle faced Jimmy, Jey and even Sami Zayn in singles matches. Frankly, it was a great build for the unification game, it was a big deal.
However, the match as such was disappointing, it wasn’t bad, but it should have been better. Riddle and Randy lost the titles, although Riddle tried to regain the titles, along with Shinsuke Nakamura he failed.
1 Roman reigns
Roman Reigns was instrumental in winning the Usos to unify the Tag Team Titles, then brutally attacked Randy Orton, even bringing the kids to tears. Riddle did not sit idly by and sought to avenge his friend. Riddle and Roman Reigns came face to face on June 17, 2022, episode of Friday Night SmackDown.
It was an epic match, everyone knew Riddle had no chance of winning, but there were still near misses that made fans doubt. Just the fact that Riddle was able to get Roman Reigns in trouble made him one of the hottest superstars around.