“I Respect His Aura”- Riddle Discusses His Current Relationship With WWE Legend Goldberg

Published 09/28/2021, 12:42 PM EDT


There have been many backstage altercations between professional wrestlers throughout the years. However, things can take an ugly turn when the altercations involve WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg. One half of the Raw Tag Team Champions, Matt Riddle, has been the center of the news lately as news broke out of him having some beef with Goldberg.

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Riddle has openly criticized the WWE legend on multiple occasions and has targeted his limited move-sets inside the squared circle. The two individuals had met backstage at the SummerSlam PPV in 2019, but nothing happened back then.

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Matt Riddle has mixed feelings for Goldberg

Former WCW Champion, Goldberg, is notoriously famous for his short matches in his professional wrestling career spanning over two decades. However, this has never impacted his persona or his legitimacy inside the squared circle, but Riddle thinks otherwise.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 18: Actor/ Former WCW/WWE wrestler Bill Goldberg attends Wizard World’s Philadelphia Comic Con 2011 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on June 18, 2011, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)

 

Appearing on Ryan Satin’s ‘Out of Character’ podcast, the former United States Champion cleared the air regarding his beef with the veteran wrestler.

Riddle confessed he speaks a lot and sometimes out of context. And he even praised the WWE legend for what he has achieved in the pro-wrestling industry.

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“I talk a lot of trash, but at the end of the day when you get to know me and even in the past, working with other people they’re probably gonna bring me up and talk about me.”

“I’m not that bad. They understand what I’m doing, eventually. Goldberg, I believe, gets it I think. He respects me, and I respect Goldberg the whole time.”

Riddle is not a fan?

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However, he also admitted that he still is not fully convinced of the way Goldberg carries himself as a wrestler during a match. Riddle event went on to say that he’s not a fan of Goldberg’s technical ability.

“It’s just that I’m not a huge fan of his style in the ring. I like his promos, his movies, and his move-sets. But I’m not a big fan of his technical wrestling, but I respect his aura.”

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For now, it is unknown whether the WWE is moving in a direction where Riddle and Goldberg face each other. However, calling out Goldberg for his craft is something he will not forget. And Riddle might just have to face the wrath of the WWE legend very soon.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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