Matt Riddle made his grand debut on SmackDown and began his new journey by defeating former WWE Champion, AJ Styles. The fight began when Riddle made his official debut and interrupted Styles championship event. Style confirmed before the fight that the match was for the Intercontinental Championship, and that his title would not be on the line. Riddle started a fight with a pair of suplexes. The two made some killer moves before Styles was thrown from the ring to the bottom of the ring.
Riddle collides with King Corbin, who shakes him and starts beating him. However, Riddle eventually took control of the fight and the match ended with Riddle’s victory as he caught Styles coming from the top rope and hit BroDerick. The wrestler made a solid statement on the beginning of SmackDown. After the match, the wrestler gave a backstage interview and did not provide information about the fight, SportsKeeda reported. The wrestler said that he did not start well. He expressed his excitement by defeating AJ Styles.
He said, “Honestly, it felt to me as in, to hear all the people chanting ‘Bro’, and then to lock horns with AJ Styles. Not only lock horns with AJ… he is phenomenal bro, but he is not a stallion. I beat AJ Styles on my debut on SmackDown. I mean, I always say it I don’t think it can get any sweeter, but bro, I don’t think it can get any sweeter than this bro. I’m on cloud 24. I don’t even know how high the clouds go, I’m up there dude. I’m just stoked man, I just can’t wait to get back in there and keep proving myself week after week”.