Matt Riddle Confirms Backstage Heat, Says People Can’t Take A Joke
Matt Riddle recently confirmed reports there are issues between himself and a few members of the WWE roster. While multiple reports have surfaced he’s not in the good graces of Vince McMahon and other Superstars, he’s denied the reports he’s in hot water with Vince. Instead, he explains what kind of heat he actually has.
While speaking with Sportskeeda, Riddle did acknowledge that he’s rubbed a few people the wrong way and he’s found himself in Vince’s office because of it.
“And honestly, I’ve had to give talks at NXT, it’s not like I stopped the place, but it’s like, interjecting. I’m like, ‘Hey. I’m going to tweet or say something that offends you. Realize I’m not trying to actually offend you, I’m just trying to make people think I am.’ I’m putting out an image, a facade, you know?”
Some talents get it. Others don’t. And, for those who don’t, it’s why he’s earned the reputation he’s now got as a troublemaker. He notes, “If I talk a certain amount of trash, people are like, ‘Oh, man, that guy’s uncontrollable, he does what he wants.’”
Riddle sees it differently. “I’m doing the job, I’m in the business I’m in. I’m a tag champ, I was in the Rumble, so how does this guy have so much nuclear heat?” he asks.
Saying the only person he’s worried about is Vince McMahon, Riddle believes he’s actually his boss. “If the employer is happy and I can make them money and make them a profit, and I’m worth my weight and I’m pulling my weight, I don’t see a problem,” he said.
In short, he explained, “To answer your question, yes, some people I have heat with. But most of it is just high school, catty, ‘He said this’, people who just can’t take a joke or a work.”