Riddle Addresses Backstage Heat With Seth Rollins From Last Year: ‘I Don’t Think We Like One Another’

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Riddle Addresses Backstage Heat With Seth Rollins From Last Year: ‘I Don’t Think We Like One Another’

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The backstage heat between Riddle and Seth Rollins that was prevalent in WWE last year right around the Survivor Series has thankfully been squashed.

Riddle recently sat down with Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT to discuss all things WWE. During the interview, McCarthy brought up the situation between Riddle and Rollins last year, which allowed Riddle to tell the story behind it for the first time:

“I’ll be honest, I’ve met Seth multiple times and he’s met me and I don’t think we’ll ever be best friends [laughs],” Riddle said. “I don’t think we like one another, we’re just two different people. [Although] we both love wrestling. I know my significant other said something about Becky that they didn’t like and I also did not like or agree with. Seth didn’t like me after that and I don’t think Becky liked me or my wife either, which is understandable. It is what it is.”

For those unfamiliar, Riddle’s wife got him heat with both Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch over a now-deleted Instagram post that called out the women on the WWE main roster over being “straight skinny jiggly fat” and told them all to squat while using a picture of Lynch as a reference.

At that point, Rollins made it clear on an episode of WWE’s The Bump that he had no interest in working with Riddle in WWE. Although they were in the same match at Survivor Series, Rollins exited the match early and the two men never touched.

Riddle, however, was able to meet up with Rollins backstage following Survivor Series and cleared the air with a heartfelt apology:

“After Survivor Series… I tried to talk to Seth beforehand but he kind of avoided me and he did bow out early [in the match],” Riddle continued. “I don’t know if he did that because he didn’t want to work with me or whatever because there was three other guys in the match. He could have done something. He was in there with Sheamus, he could have done a spot.

“After Survivor Series, because he was there I got to talk to him and I said ‘Hey’ and a camera came up to us to film it and I said ‘No, don’t come over here, don’t film this. It’s between me and him.’ We talked. I told him – and this is exactly what I said – I said ‘Hey man, what was said, I don’t agree with it. I thought it was bullcrap. It’s not cool. I just want you to know I apologize, I apologize on her behalf as well. On top of that I think you’re a great performer and if you would ever have it in your heart to work with me, I would love that. And, I know you’re taking some time off because Becky is pregnant, about to have a kid, just want to wish you luck, congratulations, enjoy your time with your beautiful girlfriend – at the time, now wife – and your beautiful child.’ And he literally looked at me and he goes ‘Holy s***. I didn’t expect that. Everything I hear from people and what I expected… that was really cool. Thank you.’

“And that’s where we ended it. I said ‘Thank you for listening and giving me the time, bro. I hope we’re good now.’ And I will say this, we’re good enough to be working together, I don’t think we’re friends. I’ll tell you this, that last curb stomp he gave me at the Royal Rumble, we’re not friends [laughs]. When I get in the ring with him, he’s going to get it! Put that online! Can we get back in the ring? I need to repay that curb stomp, bro!”

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