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Matt Riddle Shoots On Goldberg Beating The Fiend

It should come as no surprise to anyone that Matt Riddle has a lot to say.

In fact, as reported here the other day, The Super King Of Bros is quite happy to run his mouth about any subject and he has the backing of the boss to do so.

However, if that will still be the case after this interview with Sportskeeda remains to be seen.

Having already talked about the heat he has backstage, Riddle took time to muse on Goldberg winning the title from The Fiend at Super Showdown, and it’s safe to say that he didn’t enjoy it.

…to not only bring him back but then to almost destroy… if Bray Wyatt wasn’t as good as he is and so charismatic as he is and everything else, he wouldn’t be able to survive. Most characters would die after that and probably be released shortly after. He was billed undefeated then just to have him Speared a couple times, barely Jackhammered, one, two, three.

The other thing, too, is you’re putting other athletes that are in their prime or trying of having their run, you’re putting them in jeopardy because somebody wants to come back. You know? And the landscape of professional wrestling has changed since the ’90s. Not that it’s better or worse, but it’s a little bit more sport, it’s a little more competitive, it’s a little harder hitting.

Not that there wasn’t hard-hitting stuff or there wasn’t that style then, there was but I feel like now, overall, it’s different. Getting in a World Title match and you can’t deliver a good forearm, or this or that, people are going to call you out.

I don’t think it was a poor move bringing him back for a match, but to bring him back to win the title, to destroy the character like The Fiend being being so unstoppable and then just have Braun Strowman beat him (at Wrestlemania)… You know, it doesn’t really do much for Braun Strowman beating him. It’s not like it was a passing of the torch or a great match. It was a couple of Spears and a Powerslam.

And I don’t want to knock on Braun or anybody, I don’t want to knock on people’s work but at the same time, realise where you are, realise how hard people work to get where you are, realise how lucky you are and maybe you just want to put a little bit more effort into what you’re doing.”

There is no love lost between Goldberg and Matt Riddle, as seen in the WWE 24 episode where Big Bill has a pop at Riddle backstage, and this will, no doubt, fuel the fire between the two, and considering that it has been reported that Goldberg convinced the company to have him go over, you can take it that this isn’t a work but actual bad blood.

From a personal standpoint, Super Showdown was the straw that broke the camel’s back and I’ve only watched select matches from the company since, but the more I see and read from Super Bro himself, the more I’m tempted to dip back in, even if it’s only for NXT.



Written by Neil Gray

The podcast master. The Old Metal Bar-Steward and Weekly Wrestling Ruminations are now available on Spotify and iTunes.

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