Former UFC fighter Matt Riddle is the new star in making for WWE. After an impressive show in NXT, he was introduced to Blue Brand’s roster, SmackDown, last week. Known for his in-ring abilities and intriguing persona, fans truly have high hopes pinned on him.
Matt Riddle has always been brutally honest. He makes it loud and clear that he wants to make a name in WWE and retire big guns of the industry. And unfortunately, the same “I don’t give a f*ck” attitude has attracted heat from legends like Goldberg and Brock Lesnar. Recently, in an exclusive talk, the wrestler spilt it all, be it his aspirations or backstage controversies.
Apparently, Matt questioned Goldberg’s wrestling abilities and expressed a desire to retire Brock Lesnar. Reportedly, his honest words haven’t gone down well with both the veterans. Addressing the same, in an exclusive chat with Hindustan Times, he said, “I don’t want to make anybody really mad or upset. But people take things extremely personal and get offended pretty easily, especially in pro wrestling. You would think people would have thick skins but a lot of them don’t. You can rub them the wrong way very quickly. When it comes to people that matter, people that are important, people that sign my cheques, I haven’t upset any of them. They all like me and that’s what matters to me.”
“There might be some other wrestlers, I won’t mention names, they might be jealous because I am the new toy coming in. But at the end of the day, it’s just egos and money. Some people might get upset as I called somebody out or got them upset but that’s my job,” Matt added further.
Matt also added that both Goldberg and Brock misunderstood him. He even stated that if someone wants to settle it all, he’s ever-ready. “If they have a problem they can say it to me, we can deal with it. And you know I fought in the UFC, I am a pretty bad person. If they want to step up to the plate then they are more than welcome to. I am also willing to have an intellectual conversation about it and we can talk about our differences,” he quotes.