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Matt Riddle out of PWG Battle of Los Angeles amid WWE speculation

Matt Riddle has been pulled from this year’s Battle of Los Angeles, raising speculation as to where he’ll be heading next.

Pro Wrestling Guerilla made the announcement tonight on their Twitter account. Trevor Lee will take his place in the tournament, which is set to run September 14th through the 16th.

There is speculation that Riddle may be heading somewhere, as he has also pulled out of dates with Over the Top Wrestling in Dublin, Ireland. He is still scheduled for upcoming shows with EVOLVE, which are set to take place throughout August. He also currently holds the EVOLVE title.

On last night’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer mentioned that current rumors indicate that both New Japan and WWE are looking into bringing in Riddle, with NJPW having interest in using him for their shows in the United States. Both companies have expressed interest in Riddle in the past, but were wary of bringing him in due to previous marijuana drug test violations in the UFC.