Matt Riddle Confirms Backstage Heat for Talking Trash to Roman Reigns

Published 10/29/2021, 9:45 AM EDT


It’s good to be aware when one is trash talking. It seems like Matt Riddle has finally learnt it after trash talking about none other than Universal Champion Roman Reigns.

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During an appearance on Peter Rosenberg’s Cheap Heat, the one half of WWE Raw Tag Team Champions explained that he’s trying to control how much he trash talks.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 21: Professional wrestler and former mixed martial artist Matt “Riddle” Riddle attends the WWE SummerSlam after party at Delano Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on August 21, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for WWE SummerSlam After Party)

He revealed upsetting or probably getting under the nerves of The Tribal Chief, even though he doesn’t mention Roman Reigns by name.

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“I’m trying not to talk too much trash anymore. I don’t want to upset the higher ups. I’m not going to mention exact names, but he’s a chief of tribes. I said something about him recently. I’m not saying specific names. It could be anybody. He wasn’t happy. I talked some trash about me moving the needle and selling merch. He didn’t like what I said. I thought it was hilarious, but not everybody thinks like me.” h/t Cheap Heat

Considering the position he is in, it’s likely The Tribal Chief doesn’t take it lightly when someone trash talks about it. In fact, he’s well-known for demanding acknowledgment and maintaining decorum.

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Matt Riddle claimed RK-Bro was better than Roman Reigns

It so happened that Riddle claimed it was Randy Orton and himself who were moving the needle. He completely dismissed Roman Reigns’ contribution but acknowledged what The Tribal Chief is doing.

Moreover, he ended up comparing himself with Roman Reigns which was even more not well-received.

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“You’re not moving needles. I’m the real stallion, RK-Bro is moving the merch, we’re moving the needle, and that’s it. I don’t want to say too much, I’m not trying to get in trouble. Hey, hats off to him. He’s amazing at what he does. I do like what he does, but at the same time, it’s like, get off your high horse. You’re in that spot for a reason, you’re not a bro. You’re second generation. I’m first generation.”

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Moreover, Matt Riddle claimed he could defeat Reigns in a real fight.

Reportedly, Riddle did get in trouble for this and received backstage heat following the above comments during his interview with Bleacher Report.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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