Matt Riddle: “Shane McMahon Thanked Me For Not Punching Goldberg Backstage!”


During an appearance on today’s edition of WWE’s “The Bump”, Matt Riddle discussed his backstage confrontation with Goldberg, what Shane McMahon said to him after the altercation, and more. You can check out some highlights from the interview below:

On where he stands with Goldberg now: “To be completely honest, I think we still differ in opinions, you know. It’s just two different mindsets when you get into this business. I’m just, even when it came to mixed martial arts I like to grind. I’m a hard worker. I was known for my conditioning and cardio. And I like to push a pace, you know, I expect a lot from myself and I expect a lot from my peers. So I think, you know, me and Goldberg in that sense, just didn’t see eye-to-eye. And I think we had a different opinion on work. But like I said, it was an opinion. He doesn’t want to be my bro, I completely understand. Didn’t really want to be his bro, you know? So that’s just how the cookie crumbled that day.”

On Shane McMahon’s reaction to the whole thing: “I remember too. After that, Shane McMahon was watching from down the hall, like, ‘Oh no! These guys are gonna fight!’ And then afterward Shane was like, ‘Hey, thanks for not like swinging on Goldberg.’ And I was like, ‘Well, what do you expect?’ Could you imagine, it’s like, ‘Oh, Matt Riddle punches Goldberg unconscious in the back out of nowhere?’ I can’t do that, that is not a stallion move. You sign a contract, you get a fight, you get a match set up. And then you beat him in front of millions of people. That’s a stallion move.”

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