Matt Riddle recently won the NXT Dusty Classic Tag Team Tournament alongside Pete Dunn. The Broserweights have earned themselves a title shot for the NXT Tag Team titles at TakeOver: Portland.
However, that’s not the only thing that Riddle’s been making the news for as of late. The former UFC fighter reportedly ran into Brock Lesnar at Royal Rumble in what was said to be a “heated confrontation” in which Lesnar expressed his problem with Riddle’s behavior on social media.
Throughout the week, various reports have suggested that Riddle’s constant calling out of Lesnar on social media was brought to the Beast’s attention by Paul Heyman. This led to Lesnar himself talking about it to CEO Vince McMahon and then going on to confront Riddle personally as well.
Dave Meltzer notes in Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Vince McMahon doesn’t have a favorable opinion of Riddle either. Meltzer states that McMahon has a problem with Riddle’s social media behavior and he reportedly feels that Riddle has little respect for the predominant hierarchy within the business.
The report suggests that these factors have led to McMahon perceiving Riddle as an “outside guy”.
For McMahon to have such an opinion on Riddle, might only spell trouble for the Bro in the future. Currently, he is enjoying a successful run in NXT, but all that could change if the Boss wants it to.