Wrestling Revealed

Alex Riley

Matt Bloom commentating

Since Matt Bloom is taking over for Bill DeMott as the head trainer for WWE, some are wondering whether or not he will continue as the commentator for NXT. The announce table was already thinned out a bit earlier this week when Alex Riley decided to become an in ring performer again and work a program with heavyweight champion Kevin Owens. It would be difficult for Bloom to consult and coach the wrestlers backstage if he is commentating.
March 7, 2015
Alex Riley

Alex Riley leaving WWE

The initial plans for the Royal Rumble called for Alex Riley to make his televised return. He was reportedly set to become one of the mystery entrants at the pay per view. WWE, however, kept changing up their plans backstage that night. Riley ended up being removed completely from the show. He is not at all happy about that. In fact, he even went to social media to vent and hint that he was seriously considering a departure soon.
January 28, 2015
Alex Riley

Alex Riley backstage

Prior to the Royal Rumble, there was a lot of speculations that Alex Riley was going to be making his return on television as an in ring performer for the evening. Reports had it that WWE pulled him from his broadcasting duties, so that he would be free to work the battle royal as a mystery entrant. Riley was definitely backstage in Philadelphia, but management opted to remove him from the match because plans were being changed all night.
January 28, 2015