Matt Riddle Discusses WWE Deciding Not To Sign Him, Do Paige & AJ Lee Still Talk With Each Other?


When asked by a fan on Twitter if she still keeps in contact with former WWE “Diva” AJ Lee, Paige said the following:

This caused AJ Lee to respond with the following tweet of her own:

During a recent appearance on the Shining Wizards Podcast, former MMA and UFC star Matt Riddle discussed his recent comments on Dana White, why WWE passed on him and more. You can check out some highlights from the interview below:

On if CM Punk should have tried MMA: “Oh him? Yeah! He got to fight in the UFC on PPV for a lot of money. That’s a sweet deal. Even if you get your ass whooped in 2 minutes or whatever time it was, that’s still , I mean there are guys that get beat up for like two hundred bucks on like an Indian reservation. So like CM Punk literally just made out like a bandit, so he did good.”

On calling Dana White an a**hole: “He’s always been. He’s a business man. But I always got asked about him and, you know, I wouldn’t say he’s the worst person in the world because he’s not. But he’s definitely a business man and cut throat, and you know if he can save money or make money, he will.”

On his EVOLVE match with Pentagon: “I’ve never worked Pentagon before. I’m really excited, and I really like the clash of styles. When you got a guy like my style, MMA style, and a guy like Pentagon who’s a luchador. He’s aggressive, I’m aggressive. He’s been wrestling for a while and I see nothing but fireworks for that match. I see it being an easy night for me and the crowd going crazy.”

On if WWE is interested in him: “I know they keep an eye on me and people asked about me and they talk about me. You know, and I never really heard them say a bad thing. I know they did pass on me last year before WrestleMania. So, it’s been a while. But, you know I don’t think anything’s changed. I’m doing my thing, they’re doing their thing. They’ve signed a lot of UK talent. They’ve signed a lot of talent from Evolve, from the states. I think they’ve got their hands full. I think they’re good. Now maybe after WrestleMania, maybe they’ll be looking to sign more people. But even then, the track I’m on, I really like what I’m doing and the steam I’m building and I like the fan base that I have.”

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