During an appearance on The Bump, Matt Riddle discussed his backstage encounter with Bill Goldberg at last year’s Summerslam and the relationship between the two: 

“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.” 

“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.”

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