EXCLUSIVE | Even Vince McMahon thought I used to be disrespectful: Matt Riddle

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Matt Riddle joined the WWE in and has shortly established his identify within the skilled wrestling sphere. The former UFC fighteris some of the in style wrestlers within the NXT. The WWE Universe has taken to the laid-back angle, in your face persona and spectacular wrestling capacity of Riddle. He received the Dusty Rhodes Classic and NXT Tag Team Championship with Pete Dunne whereas additionally holding the report for the quickest match in NXT historical past when he defeated Kassius Ohno in his debut Takeover match.

Riddle was launched as the most recent member of the SmackDown roster final week and wrestled his final match towards Timothy Thatcher on NXT. But how does Riddle take that information, is he excited to go to SmackDown or would he have favored to remain in NXT for a short while longer? Riddle maintains that he has goals to be the face of the WWE and for that to occur he needed to transfer to SmackDown.

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“I’m extraordinarily enthusiastic about coming to SmackDown. It’s not like I don’t like NXT or what they signify however I need to develop and get greater. I need to be at Royal Rumble, I need to be at WrestleMania, I need to be the principle occasion and I can’t try this at NXT. You might be nice at NXT, have nice matches, have nice moments at takeovers however you’ll be able to’t be the man. Or as I might say it, The Bro,” Riddle mentioned in an unique interview.

“I’m glad I acquired the decision. I’m glad that I’m working with Vince McMahon and Bruce Prichard. I’m glad that I get to wrestle AJ Styles, Daniel Bryan, Cesaro, Baron Corbin, or Sheamus. This is what I’ve been dreaming of.”


Now that Riddle is shifting to SmackDown, there should be some feuds he would bear in mind. Riddle says that there’s just one grudge match that he can of and that’s towards Baron Corbin, who pinned him at Survivor Series after which threw him out of the ring at Royal Rumble.

“One feud that has acquired to occur because the man has price me an excessive amount of already. Baron Corbin threw me out of the Royal Rumble, the man pinned me after pinned Randy Orton at Survivor Series. I really feel like he has it coming. But there are dream matches additionally like with Daniel Bryan, Cesaro, Nakamura, Sheamus, Jeff Hardy. Endless prospects with dream matches however in terms of grudge matches, Baron Corbin has rubbed the Bro the flawed method.”

Riddle has been in fixed information resulting from his vocal points with wrestlers like Goldberg and Brock Lesnar. He has continuously spoken out towards former WWE champion Goldberg, criticizing his wrestling capacity. It is extensively identified that each the superstars should not keen on one another. Riddle defined why he rubs the wrestlers the flawed method. He mentioned that professional wrestlers get offended very simply and so they is perhaps jealous of him.

“I don’t need to make anyone actually mad or upset. But individuals take issues extraordinarily private and get offended fairly simply, particularly in professional wrestling. You would suppose individuals would have thick skins however plenty of them don’t. You can rub them the flawed method in a short time. When it involves those who matter, individuals which might be essential, those who signal my cheques, I haven’t upset any of them. They all like me and that’s what issues to me.”

“There is perhaps another wrestlers, I received’t point out names, they is perhaps jealous as a result of I’m the brand new toy coming in. But on the finish of the day, it’s simply egos and cash. Some individuals would possibly get upset as I known as anyone out or acquired them upset however that’s my job. My job is to make individuals care about what I’m doing. And Sometimes I’m going to ruffle some feathers for actual and I’m gonna get individuals actually mad for actual. But I can inform you this, my employer doesn’t thoughts. Some of the toys within the toy chest thoughts however that’s not my drawback both.

“If they’ve an issue they’ll say it to me, we will take care of it. And you understand I fought within the UFC, I’m a fairly unhealthy particular person. If they need to step as much as the plate then they’re greater than welcome to. I’m additionally keen to have an mental dialog about it and we will discuss our variations.”

There have been stories that Riddle had a backstage altercation with Brock Lesnar at Royal Rumble. It was talked about that Lesnar mentioned that he would by no means face Riddle in a match. The ‘Bro’ has at all times maintained that he needs to retire Lesnar in WWE and that may have been taken as disrespectful by the ‘Beast’. Riddle at all times revealed that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon additionally might need taken his manner as disrespectful.

“I feel they take my manner and my mindset or how I take a look at issues as disrespect. I feel even Vince might need taken it as me being disrespectful. When I talked to Goldberg, I informed him I wasn’t being disrespectful, I used to be simply telling the reality and me being trustworthy.

“Brock Lesnar misunderstood what I used to be saying. I mentioned I need to retire you, It’s been my purpose since I began wrestling. It is as a result of in my head it was that I might grow to be a legend within the course of. It simply occurs that I’m nonetheless going and the match would possibly really occur. That’s it, bro. And Brock took that a bit of sideways. There’s nothing private, it’s simply enterprise. End of the day, anyone like Goldberg, I damage his ego a bit of bit.

“With Brock, like anyone needs to retire, it damage his ego a bit of bit. I get it however I don’t get it as a result of if anyone did that to me I might be flattered as somebody’s speaking about me. Somebody is basing their total profession on retiring me as a result of I’m that good. But they don’t perceive it that method, they don’t see it that method and so they take it as disrespect. And that’s how they take it, it’s wonderful. All I can do is change their thoughts. I can try this with cash or grow to be extra in style, in order that’s what I’ll do.”

Riddle has made it clear that his purpose is to grow to be ‘The Guy’ within the WWE and he would proceed to ruffle some feathers within the firm resulting from his trustworthy angle. Now he’s set to play a giant half within the SmackDown roster and if issues fall in the appropriate place, Riddle might really face Lesnar within the WWE.


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