Matt Riddle Earns MLW World Title Shot After Winning Battle Riot Match

Matt Riddle
Matt Riddle (MLW)

Matt Riddle secured a guaranteed MLW World Title match after emerging victorious in the sixth-annual MLW Battle Riot match. The intense 40-man showdown saw Riddle battling against formidable opponents like Sami Callihan, Davey Boy Smith Jr, and Timothy Thatcher.

In a dramatic turn of events, Thatcher’s elimination of Smith inadvertently led to his own exit, leaving Riddle to eliminate Callihan and seize the win.

The Battle Riot match boasted a star-studded lineup, with notable names like Chris Danger, Paul Walter Hauser, Violent J, and Ernest “The Cat” Miller electrifying the sold-out crowd.

Surprise entries such as Scotty Riggs and Minoru Suzuki added an extra layer of excitement to the already thrilling event. ‘Filthy’ Tom Lawlor’s multiple entries into the match, including personas like ‘The Masked Assassin’ and ‘Arachnidman,’ added a unique twist to the proceedings.

Matt Riddle Wins Battle Riot
Matt Riddle Wins Battle Riot (MLW)

Riddle’s victory in the Battle Riot match grants him the opportunity to challenge for the MLW World Heavyweight Title at a time of his choosing.

Interestingly, Riddle had previously missed out on a similar opportunity in the WWE, where he believed he was slated to win the Money in the Bank contract in 2022, a chance ultimately claimed by Austin Theory. Now, with his guaranteed title shot in MLW, Riddle looks poised to make a significant impact on the championship scene.

Satoshi Kojima currently holds the MLW World Heavyweight Championship, and during the Battle Riot pay-per-view, he successfully defended his title against Tom Lawlor.

Lawlor, who competed in two matches that night, faced off against Kojima in a hard-fought battle but ultimately fell short in his quest for championship gold. With Riddle now in line for a title shot, the landscape of MLW’s heavyweight division promises to become even more dynamic and competitive.

Praneet Thakar

Written by Praneet Thakar

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