As seen on last week's Friday Night SmackDown, Matt Riddle opened the show and told everyone why he wrestles barefoot. There have been reports there is heat on him since coming to the main roster due to his past comments on top talent, but it appears that isn't entirely true with senior management.
WrestlingNews.co is reporting that Vince McMahon is a fan of Riddle's promo, and there is no heat on him:
“WrestlingNewsco was told that Vince McMahon loved the story when he first heard it. McMahon loved the story so much that he let Riddle tell it on SmackDown. Riddle is allowed to give more input for his promos than most.
In regards to the stories of heat on Riddle that followed him in NXT, we were told by two sources that Riddle has been great to be around and there have been no issues since he moved to SmackDown.”