Last night at WWE Payback, Matt Riddle defeated King Corbin in clean fashion. While this was certainly a huge victory for Riddle, the story behind this win may have overshadowed the outcome.
As you can see below, King Corbin made reference to the sexual assault allegations made against Matt Riddle on a personal level in a promo prior to their match. Riddle reacted in pure silence, but if looks could kill Corbin would certainly have been a dead man. You can check the exchange below, along with the fan reaction below.
Tonight, I prove that Matt Riddle is a failure in a WWE ring.
By the way…he’s already proven that he’s a failure at home. #WWEPayback
— THE KING (@BaronCorbinWWE) August 30, 2020
— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) August 30, 2020
WWE is using Matt Riddle's sexual assault and rape allegations in a storyline. Everytime we think they reached a new low they go even deeper.
— 🐯TIGER DRIVER🐯 (@TigerDriver9X) August 30, 2020
THEY'RE WORKING THE ACTUAL RAPE ALLEGATION AGAINST MATT RIDDLE INTO STORYLINES WHAT THE FUCK
— David Bixenspan (@davidbix) August 30, 2020
Me: "Oh yeah right, Payback's tonight, how's that going?"
*reads that they're apparently working the Matt Riddle accusations into a storyline*
Me: ……… pic.twitter.com/mdfo0nJDp9
— 🐐 Houston (ViV) 🐐 (@VideoIsVideo) August 30, 2020