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Matt Riddle Reflects on Backstage Confrontation with Brock Lesnar After WWE Release

3 Key Points:

  • Matt Riddle recounts a notable confrontation with Brock Lesnar at the 2020 Royal Rumble.
  • Riddle elaborates on Lesnar’s reaction to earlier comments about retirement.
  • Despite the friction, Riddle suggests a mutual understanding developed over time.

Brock Lesnar and Matt Riddle’s Backstage Clash

Matt Riddle, the professional wrestler known for his laid-back persona and legitimate fighting background, recently opened up about his turbulent interaction with WWE’s powerhouse Brock Lesnar. This discussion arises in the wake of Riddle’s departure from WWE, stirring interest and speculation within the wrestling community. Speaking candidly on “Signed by Superstars”, the former WWE talent detailed his first tense meeting with Lesnar, an incident that raised eyebrows across the industry.

Riddle’s Take on Their First Meeting

Riddle acknowledges that he might have invited the confrontation due to his previous remarks. “First time I met him, I had talked a lot of trash, so I kind of had it coming,” Riddle admitted. During the Royal Rumble—his debut on WWE’s main stage—he approached Lesnar with a casual ‘What’s up dude?’ only to find himself gripped by the neck by “The Beast Incarnate”. Lesnar’s message was clear: they wouldn’t be working together, and Riddle should keep quiet.

Following the Rumble: Working Together Despite Tension

Despite Lesnar’s initial disapproval, the two athletes found themselves sharing the ring during high-caliber events like the Royal Rumble and the Elimination Chamber. Riddle described Lesnar as someone who “just doesn’t want to be bothered by people.” While not claiming a close friendship, Riddle hinted at a mutual respect that developed. “I’m not going to say we’re friends or we’re close by any means, but I think he gets it a little bit more, he understands and at the end of the day, he’s Brock Lesnar, dude,” reflected Riddle.

This honest recollection from Matt Riddle offers wrestling fans an inside look at the dynamics between athletes behind the scenes, while also shedding light on the competitive nature and unexpected alliances formed in the world of professional wrestling.

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