Matt Riddle has been outspoken about part-time talents since his arrival in WWE and his comments even led to a confrontation with Goldberg backstage at SummerSlam last year.
During his recent appearance on the Bump, the former UFC star talked about the interaction and revealed what Shane McMahon told him about it afterwards.
Riddle first discussed his relationship with the former WCW World Champion saying that they have a different opinion of work and Goldberg doesn’t want to be his bro:
“I think we still have differing opinions. It’s two different mindsets when you get into this business. Even when it came to Mixed Martial Arts, I like to grind. I’m a hard worker and known for my conditioning. I like to push a pace and expect a lot from myself and my peers. Me and Goldberg, in that sense, just didn’t see eye-to-eye and I think we have a different opinion on work. It was an opinion, he doesn’t want to be my bro, I completely understand. I didn’t really want to be his bro. That’s just how the cookie crumbled.”
Continuing on the topic, Matt Riddle claimed that Shane McMahon was watching their confrontation and he thanked Riddle for not swinging on the former Universal Champion afterward:
“Shane McMahon was watching from down the hall like, ‘Oh no, these guys are gonna fight.’ And after, Shane was like, ‘Thanks for not swinging on Goldberg.’ Could you imagine? Matt Riddle punches Goldberg unconscious in the back. I can’t do that. That is not a stallion move. You get a match set-up and beat him in front of millions. That’s a Stallion move.”