Matt Riddle has reaffirmed his desire to retire Brock Lesnar from WWE

Matt Riddle

One of NXT's hottest prospects right now is Matt Riddle, and he is taking WWE's third brand by storm.

The 'King of Bros' had a successful few years on the independent scene, making the transition from MMA to wrestling after his UFC career was ended due to a second positive drugs test.

Riddle has a unique charisma about him and has already impressed in the ring in his limited amount of matches, and made a statement with a six-second victory over Kassius Ohno at TakeOver: War Games.

His no-cares attitude has seen him target a huge name though, something that he had done before even stepping foot in a WWE ring.

Just a few months into his NXT career back in November, Riddle sent out a tweet following the conclusion of WWE's Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia, where Brock Lesnar re-claimed the Universal Championship.

It stated that he was thankful for Lesnar winning the title once again, and that he's 'right where he needs him' so that he can retire him.

It wasn't the first time he had mentioned retiring Brock, in-fact past tweets source it's been on his agenda for some time.

Matt Riddle was unveiled as an NXT superstar at TakeOver: Brooklyn last August

In an interview with NXT's Jeremy Borash for the show this past week, Riddle was asked about his beef with Lesnar, and he explained why he doesn't really have respect for the man.

"Retiring Brock, that’s no secret. That’s been the goal since I started wrestling since the very beginning," said Riddle.

"I like to set goals that seem impossible. Only one person can retire Brock Lesnar, only one person can end his career and that person is going to be me.

“I don’t like how he does it, I don’t like the respect that he shows, and I don’t like the work rate that he puts out. That’s just my personal opinion.

Riddle has stated for some time that he wants to retire Brock Lesnar in WWE

"I think he’s capable of more. Maybe it doesn’t work out for him, maybe it doesn’t work out the first time, but I guarantee you, I’m going to beat him, and I’m going to retire him.”

Despite the huge weight difference between the two - regardless of the fact Riddle's put over 30 pounds on since his UFC days - with his legitimate MMA credentials there's every chance Riddle could defeat Lesnar in a shoot fight.

Whether it's believable in a WWE ring is another matter, but if the company are serious about Riddle being a huge star in the future, it may be a route they have to consider going down between the two former UFC fighters.

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