Backstage Heat on Matt Riddle, What Brock Lesnar Said To Riddle During Confrontation at Royal Rumble

What Brock Lesnar Said To Riddle During Backstage Confrontation at Royal Rumble

As noted, Matt Riddle had a verbal confrontation with Brock Lesnar before the Royal Rumble last Sunday.

Riddle then appeared in the 30-man WWE Royal Rumble match and, despite coming in late in the match at #23, Riddle lasted less than a minute before he was thrown out by Baron Corbin.

According to Dave Meltzer on the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Riddle has backstage heat in the company, which is why he was booked that way in the Rumble. Meltzer noted that “there is a lot of heat” on Riddle right now. While it’s not known exactly why Riddle has heat, it’s likely that he has rubbed some people the wrong way.

Riddle has been trash-talking Lesnar for years but this was the first time that they’ve had a chance to meet face-to-face and Lesnar got his point across to Riddle.

Alex McCarthy from talkSPORT was backstage at the Royal Rumble and he was able to speak with sources close to the situation on what went down. McCarthy says he was told that Lesnar approached Riddle and grabbed his shoulder to get his attention.

Brock Lesnar said, “Kid, you might as well stop saying my name and tagging me in sh*t because you and I will never work together. Ever.”

Matt Riddle was said to have kept his cool and did have some comments for Brock, but Lesnar just kept on walking, not wanting to hear anything Riddle had to say.

McCarthy follows up by saying talkSPORT was told that Riddle’s short time and unceremonious elimination from the Royal Rumble Match was not a consequence of his confrontation with Lesnar, but it was a matter that was always planned for the bout.

There have been many instances of worked shoots in pro wrestling with backstage altercations being used to work the wrestlers. At this point, everything looks to be legitimate but it would not surprise me if a match is made at some point between these two wrestlers.

Riddle has since posted the following on Twitter, likely alluding to the report about his latest confrontation.


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