Huge Botch on WWE RAW! Matt Riddle Forgets His Lines During a Segment With Asuka, WWE Universe Reacts

Published 03/30/2021, 2:11 AM EDT
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)


WWE United States Champion Matt Riddle is in a world of his own. The ‘Ultimate Bro’ plays a very chilled-out gimmick on TV, which often gets compared to a ‘high’ character. On the last RAW (29/3/21), Riddle botched his lines on-screen.

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In the backstage area, Riddle often runs around in his scooter and offers business ideas or greetings to his co-workers. In one such segment on RAW, Riddle ran into WWE Raw Women’s Champion Asuka.

They exchanged greetings and Riddle asked her if people in Japan (Asuka’s native country) like scooters. After Asuka gave a positive affirmation, Riddle just broke his character.

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“I’m sorry, I forgot what I was saying,” he laughed and walked away.

This left the Women’s Champion in visible confusion as she tried to laugh off the interaction awkwardly. See the clip below –

Fans react to Matt Riddle on RAW

Following the botch, the WWE Universe started laughing it off. Many fans compared the botch to Sycho Sid’s on-air botch in the ’90s. The Sid botch is often ridiculed, even in AEW.

Many believed the botch fit in with his character, who is forgetful by nature. Hence, the botch and Asuka’s confused reaction is also justified. Check some of the Twitter reactions below –

The US Champ has not addressed the botch on his social media. Unfortunately, this was not the first time Riddle delivered a botch.

WWE Chairman Vince McMahon may not be too happy with the botch, and Riddle could get fined. However, it is highly unlikely he would get suspended.

He is known for his controversial remarks. He once criticized The Undertaker for calling the current WWE product soft. To this, Booker T rebuked Riddle on his podcast.

“You know how you should answer those questions and how you should deflect.” Before blasting him, Booker T defended Riddle’s comments. “That might be what’s happening with someone like Riddle because a lot of times, you know, with these dirt sheets and these so-called reporters asking someone questions, they’re looking for click-bait.”

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Riddle will defend his United States Championship against Sheamus at WrestleMania 37. On the other hand, RAW Women’s Champion Asuka will face Rhea Ripley. Both of these matches are scheduled for the second night of WrestleMania.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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