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Matt Riddle says Goldberg is “terrible” and talks how WWE reacts to him trashing wrestlers

Following his match with Undertaker at WWE Super ShowDown, Goldberg was the brunt of a Twitter trashing from Matt Riddle.

In an interview with talkSPORT in the UK, Riddle says will carry on being open and honest and it isn’t changing anytime soon. He is also asked whether WWE would have a problem with that type of approach:

“Just like with the Goldberg stuff – I’m me. I let them know before I signed, because I had opportunities to go work other places and we were discussing and my thing was, I didn’t want to let them down. I’m going to tell you who I am, I’m very honest and even with [Matt] Bloom, we’ve gotten into it where I’m like ‘hey man, I think you’re disrespecting me’ and he’s like ‘what!’ and we get into it but then we’re better afterwards because I don’t hold anything back. I’m very honest. I’ll talk, and I’ll talk some sh*t, I’ll say some stuff. But, at the same time, it’s usually true, I back it up and I think they [WWE] respect that. I think if I was a bad worker and then I did everything that I do, they’d be like ‘hate this guy’. But, all the talents like Triple H and Shawn Michaels, they know I’m legit as hell and they love it. Same thing with [William] Regal and [Robbie] Brookside or anybody else, they all know.”

Speaking more about his own thoughts on Goldberg, Riddle made it clear he is not a fan.

The thing for me is, and one of the reasons I was never a fan of Goldberg in the beginning when everybody was like ‘oh, he’s so good!’ I was like ‘no, he’s terrible, he’s hurting people’ and there’s nothing else. He just has three-minute matches. And that was my thing and when people say ‘who was your favourite wrestler?’ I really don’t have one. I just liked really good wrestling. That’s why I fight and I do that. So for me, I don’t care how much money he makes, I’m just glad people were entertained. But, stick to your wheelhouse, bro. And stop headbutting doors before you wrestle. And I’m not hating – I’m not hating – I’m just spitting facts and these are all facts and things he should take into consideration. And not just for me, not because he got made fun of, but for his health as well.

Having deleted some of his tweets in the past, it remains to be seen whether current NXT star Riddle will stick to his word. Perhaps a promotion to the main roster may enforce a change in approach.


  • Soulshroude

    Is it me or is this article literally trying to instigate between Riddle and Goldberg? This site IS a rumor mill.

  • Rinn13

    This kid is just trying to generate “heat” for himself, trying to generate buzz and get noticed by talking trash about a wrestling legend. I’m not a huge Goldberg fan, but I’ve also never hated the guy. He’s not a great wrestler, but IMO he tried harder than guys like Ultimate Warrior, of Great Khali.

    Regardless, it’s not a professional or mature look, to talk trash about another wrestler like this. The kid is just that, a kid, no matter how old he actually is, and he shows his level of maturity and desire for self-aggrandizement, the more he runs his mouth.

  • rob

    LOL this clown thinks he’s something special

  • Mike the Ike

    Goldberg is far from a great in ring technician, but he has made more money in roughly five years of wrestling than Riddle will make in fifteen. Riddle needs to keep his mouth shut because when he does make it to the main roster, it will be crickets. He may be decent enough in the ring, but his rip off Dr Dre entrance music and stupid flip flops will not translate to a mainstream audience.

  • Jason Grayson

    So Matt wants us to believe that at 11/12 he wasn’t a Goldberg fan, because he thought he was unsafe and not that good of a wrestle Or is he talkin about his WWE run?

  • Anthony Purcell

    My thoughts exactly. The more I hear from him the more I dislike him.

    TBH, as an 11 year old, the only reason I started watching WCW was because of GOLDBERG. He was a larger than life, cant be beat monster who destroyed everyone. I loved it!

    I didnt even know who Matt Riddle was until his tweets exploded. Hope he can have 1/10th of Goldbergs career.

  • CC

    The more I read and hear from this guy, the more I dislike him.
    Yes we all know that Goldberg is not a great wrestler, but trashing him like this is unprofessional.
    The simple fact is, as crap a wrestler as Goldberg is (and I am no fan), he has actually done more to put bums in seats than Riddle will ever do. His run in WCW was lightning in a bottle, and nobody will ever recapture what he did and how he was booked. Forget about his WWE runs though.