We reported last month during SummerSlam weekend Matt Riddle met up with Goldberg. The two had a conversation backstage after Goldberg heard all the negative comments Riddle was making about him. Riddle confirmed that WWE filmed their “showdown.”
Riddle said: “So, [Goldberg], I’m walking by and I see his locker room. I’ve already seen Brock’s, but I see Goldberg’s locker room. And I’m trying to get a peek. And I’m looking, I’m looking, all of a sudden, pow! Big shoulder [colliding into him]. 300 pounds, at least. I look up; it’s Bill Goldberg. He goes, ‘Oh, we got some talking to do!’ And I’m like, ‘Well, we can talk anytime, bro.’ He’s like, ‘Yeah?’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah!’ And I was like, ‘Alright bro, anytime.’ And he’s like, ‘I’m not your bro!’ And I’m like, ‘Alright, bro. Take it easy. Whatever.’ And then he’s like, ‘Yeah, we’ll see. I’ll see ya later. And hey, it was a pleasure meeting you.’ And I go, ‘The pleasure was all mine, bro.’ And then he goes, ‘I’m not your bro.’ And then I walked away, I had to come here.”
According to a report Fightful, WWE “didn’t exactly” put Riddle on the “Watch Along” special “by accident” and the company “knows what it’s doing” with the two. WWE actually filmed the conversation between the two “just in case.” Their source added that others were said to be stunned that Matt Riddle “got it” more in regards to a possible match between the two than Goldberg did, who reportedly took things “way too seriously”.
Another source claims that the “talking” Goldberg referred to did eventually happen, as they had a second meeting without cameras filming anything. That meeting ended with the two “agreeing to disagree” on their issues. Basically, Riddle didn’t back down from his original comments and told Goldberg how he really felt.