A few back a report came out that Vince McMahon viewed Raw star Angel Garza as a young Eddie Guerrero. This week another McMahon comparison made its way online via WrestlingNews.co, stating via a source that McMahon sees Matt Riddle as a younger version of Shawn Michaels. Considering Michaels is regarded as one of the greatest of all time, this type of praise can't get much higher.
"Vince likes guys like Shawn who have that rebel mentality and he sees some of Shawn in Matt. Matt can rub some people the wrong way but he's a good guy and he will do great when Vince calls him up," the source said back in November. "I think he's a future world champion. Vince will try to tweak him but his personality will get him far."
Do you agree with the comparison? Or is there another Superstar he reminds you of?
Riddle made a name for himself on the independent wrestling scene after opting to leave the UFC. He signed with WWE in July 2018 and quickly climbed the ranks of NXT as one of its top babyfaces. After his run as NXT Tag Team Champion was brought to an end thanks to a betrayal by Timothy Thatcher, Riddle was brought over the SmackDown roster and beat AJ Styles in his debut. Based on Styles' sneak during last week's SmackDown, it looks like the two will be feuding over Styles' Intercontinental Championship going forward.
WWE's next pay-per-view, The Horror Show at Extreme Rules, takes place on July 19 at the WWE Performance Center. Check out the full card (so far) below:
- WWE Championship: Drew McIntyre vs. Dolph Ziggler
- Raw Women's Championship: Asuka vs. Sasha Banks
- SmackDown Women's Championship: Bayley vs. Nikki Cross
- Wyatt Swamp Fight: Braun Strowman vs. Bray Wyatt
- Eye for an Eye Match: Rey Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins
- United States Championship Match: Apollo Crews vs. MVP
This week will see the second half of NXT's ongoing event, The Great American Bash, at Full Sail Live on Wednesday. Check out the card (so far) below:
- NXT and NXT North American Championships: Adam Cole vs. Keith Lee
- Street Fight: Candice LeRae vs. Mia Yim
- Drake Maverick, Tyler Breeze and Fandango vs. El Legado del Fantasma
- Johnny Gargano vs. Isaiah Scott
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