The son of a former Miss Virginia and an ESPN sportscaster, Riley describes himself as a "rare breed." Indeed, after earning bachelor's degrees in economics and communications from Boston College, he knows exactly what he's worth and never hesitated to communicate it to the WWE Universe during the second season of WWE NXT. Riley finished an impressive third place in the competition before following The Miz to Raw, first as his apprentice, then later promoted to his "Vice President of Corporate Communications."
In the employ of The Miz, Riley cultivated his affinity for winning at all costs - an attribute that proved useful once he defiantly severed his ties with The Awesome One and set out on his own.
Few NXT Rookies burst from WWE NXT with as much potential as Alex Riley, a truly charismatic Superstar poised for greatness.