While talking to The Bump, WWE Superstar Matt Riddle took a look back at his backstage confrontation with Goldberg that took place at SummerSlam 2019, after Riddle mocked Goldberg for his performance at Super ShowDown earlier that year.
According to Riddle, Shane McMahon was grateful, and actually thanked him for not swinging at Goldberg. Riddle also said that he and Goldberg still differ in opinions and still don’t see eye to eye.
Check out the highlights or watch the whole video below.
Matt Riddle on where he stands with Goldberg now:
“To be completely honest, I think we still differ in opinions, you know. It’s just two different mindsets when you get into this business. I’m just, even when it came to mixed martial arts I like to grind. I’m a hard worker. I was known for my conditioning and cardio. And I like to push a pace, you know, I expect a lot from myself and I expect a lot from my peers. So I think, you know, me and Goldberg in that sense, just didn’t see eye-to-eye. And I think we had a different opinion on work. But like I said, it was an opinion. He doesn’t want to be my bro, I completely understand. Didn’t really want to be his bro, you know? So that’s just how the cookie crumbled that day.”
Matt Riddle on Shane McMahon’s reaction:
“I remember too. After that, Shane McMahon was watching from down the hall, like, ‘Oh no! These guys are gonna fight!’ And then afterward Shane was like, ‘Hey, thanks for not like swinging on Goldberg.’ And I was like, ‘Well, what do you expect?’ Could you imagine, it’s like, ‘Oh, Matt Riddle punches Goldberg unconscious in the back out of nowhere?’ I can’t do that, that is not a stallion move. You sign a contract, you get a fight, you get a match set up. And then you beat him in front of millions of people. That’s a stallion move.”
Transcription provided by 411mania.com
Huge fan of pro-wrestling for over 25 years. Lived through the Monday night wars (WWE/WCW) and the ECW revolution. Currently a big fan of Lucha Underground, NXT, MLW, PWG, and even Impact Wrestling…