Matt Riddle On Brock Lesnar: ‘I Don’t Care If He Wants The Match Or Not, I’m Going To Get It’
The following video on the WWE PC YouTube channel takes us along Matt Riddle’s Royal Rumble weekend experience, which included his appearance in the Rumble match itself. Riddle was the 23rd entrant in the match but he got the most attention that weekend from his alleged backstage run-in with Brock Lesnar.
According to a report from Pro Wrestling Sheet, Lesnar and Riddle got into a verbal altercation earlier in the day on Sunday, but noted that it was not physical. TalkSPORT later confirmed the initial report about the incident, with Lesnar allegedly telling Riddle that he [Riddle] should “stop saying my name and tagging me in sh*t because you and I will never work together. Ever.”
As seen in the video below (recorded after his elimination from the Rumble match), Riddle says he wanted to get his hands on Brock in the match, but it didn’t happen. Riddle, who for years has expressed his desire to face and retire Lesnar, is still determined to get his match—whether Lesnar wants to or not.
“I really wanted to get my hands on Brock. I don’t care what he says or what anybody says. I don’t care if he wants the match or not, I’m going to get it. I don’t care, it’s not up to him.”
I don’t like being told ‘no’, especially when I work as hard as I do. Trust me—I guarantee you—I’m going to get my hands on him. I make that match happen and I take his career, I promise.”
The story has been questioned as to whether it’s a worked angle, with some noting that seemed similar to Riddle’s encounter with his “
not your bro” Goldberg at Summerslam. That ended up being discussed by Riddle on the WWE Watchalong stream, and WWE later aired the footage they had of the confrontation.