Riddle has discussed his position within WWE, believing that individuals backstage dislike him more now he’s teaming with Randy Orton.
Riddle is known for being outspoken outside of the ring. The Raw star has had heat with a number of WWE veterans in recent years, most notably Goldberg in 2019.
Speaking with Alex McCarthy of TalkSPORT, Riddle argued that his team with Orton has made a portion WWE locker-room resent him more. Explaining that he’s polarising on purpose, Riddle said:
“No, I think people hate me even more now that I’m with Randy, ‘This son of a b**ch thinks he’s untouchable now.’ I try to tell Vince (McMahon) and other people, it’s part of my persona. It’s part of what makes me popular.
“I’m legit, I’ve fought in the UFC. Anyone can test me anytime. Everybody here knows I can throw down and I’m going to talk s**t. It’s one of those things where I can’t change that. I talk trash.
“For me, isn’t that my job? Make people care about what we’re doing and talk trash so people say, ‘Oh man, I’d watch that fight!’ Or is it real?”