Matt Riddle Shows Off Bizarre Look During WWE Absence

Matt Riddle makes his entrance on WWE SmackDown 2022

Matt Riddle has not been seen on WWE TV since the December 5th edition of Raw. When he does return, it seems he might have a new look.

During Riddle’s last appearance, he was the victim of a vicious assault by The Bloodline’s Solo Sikoa, who took the Original Bro out with a Samoan Spike before attacking him with a steel chair. Riddle was then taken out of the ring on a stretcher.

The following week, WWE announced the former United States Champion would be out of action for six weeks because of the attack.

However, it was later reported that Riddle was actually written off of television for a lengthy period to allow him to check into rehab following a failed drug test. As this was seemingly his second failed test, the company is said to have presented him with a “rehab or fired” situation.

During Riddle’s time away, his personal life came under the spotlight, with adult film star Jordan Maxx recently claiming that he had lied to her about using drugs and cheated on her with fellow adult entertainer Misha Montana.

Later in December, Riddle broke his silence regarding the absence on social media. The Original Bro stated at the time that he couldn’t be healthier or happier, then thanking everyone for all of their support.

Matt Riddle has surprising new look

Now, Riddle has once again taken to social media to provide an update, thanking Montana for her support during his recovery. Notably, he also showed off a new look, sporting a moustache and wearing a gold grill over his teeth. Whether these additions will be part of his image when he makes a comeback to the ring remains to be seen.

“Thank you for supporting me during my recovery babe and loving me for me #happy#stallion#grillz#mustache#bro

While many hoped to see Riddle return at the Royal Rumble, it wasn’t to be as he was not one of the entrants in the annual 30-man spectacular. This is likely due to the failed drug test being his second violation of WWE’s wellness policy, which would mean he had a 60-day suspension rather than the announced six weeks.