Matt Riddle Takes a Huge Shot at WWE Legend Goldberg

Published 01/20/2021, 1:03 AM EST
ST. PETERSBURG, FL – AUGUST 04: WWE NXT wrestler Matt Riddle get ready to throw out the first pitch before the MLB game between the Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays on August 04, 2019 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL. (Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


On Monday Night Raw, we expected Goldberg to be the guest on Miz TV, but what we got was severely underwhelming. Miz and Morrison had Gillberg come out to the ring and mock Goldberg, which also included a New Jersey Drew McIntyre. The fans were disappointed, but Matt Riddle was absolutely thrilled with Gillberg being there instead of the former WWE Universal Champion.

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Why does Matt Riddle dislike Goldberg?

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Matt Riddle has had his issues with Goldberg in the past. He has repeatedly called him out, insulted his style of wrestling, and has gone so far as to copying his signature moves in NXT. His issues with Goldberg started after the infamous showdown with the Undertaker in Saudi Arabia.

The match in Saudi Arabia was full of potentially deadly botches. Goldberg nearly broke the Deadman’s neck as he dropped him right on his head while delivering a Jackhammer. Even though Undertaker was not gravely injured, the match had to be ended soon via a single chokeslam. Goldberg also knocked himself silly on the turnbuckles while going for a Spear.

Riddle put out a tweet praising Undertaker and admonishing Goldberg for what transpired. The former NXT superstar also criticized Goldberg in an interview with TalkSport.

“One of the reasons I was never a fan of Goldberg in the beginning when everybody was like ‘oh, he’s so good!’ I was like ‘no, he’s terrible, he’s hurting people’ and there’s nothing else. He just has three-minute matches.”

The Bro is a fan of Gillberg

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While he may not be a fan of Goldberg, Riddle is definitely a fan of Gillberg. The parody of the most dominant wrestler in WCW history returned to WWE for the special edition of Miz TV. He has been one of the most entertaining wrestlers of all time, even though he’s mostly useless.

Riddle called Gillberg a stallion, and that he is ten times better than Bill Goldberg. While that is a disputed claim, it is a pretty open shot at the former Universal Champion.

It is shocking that their paths haven’t crossed backstage at Raw. WWE would have to be kidding themselves if they have to ensure one man does not cross paths with the other.

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Both Riddle and Goldberg seem to have their work cut out for them at the Rumble. While his match with Bobby Lashley is not yet confirmed, we might see Riddle challenge for the United States Championship. As for Goldberg, he has a date with the WWE Champion, and he will look to beat some respect into him.

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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