AJ Styles recalled his son’s reaction the first time he met the “hilarious” Matt Riddle!
AJ Styles and Matt Riddle are no strangers to one another, having worked together multiple times. In fact, Riddle made his main roster debut by interrupting AJ Styles on SmackDown and challenging him for the Intercontinental Championship in June of 2020.
The two also faced off in tag team action earlier this year, with Riddle and his partner Randy Orton beating AJ Style and Omos for the Raw Tag Team Championships at SummerSlam.
Speaking on the Out of Character podcast with Ryan Satin, the Phenomenal One spoke about Riddle and said that the former Raw Tag Team Champion is “hilarious.” He told the story of the first time he met Riddle, and recalled that his son was in disbelief that the Original Bro wasn’t putting on an act with his signature manner of speech.
“Matt is hilarious, dude. So there was a point where Matt and I were talking, my second oldest son was with me. So when Matt left, my son was like, ‘He really talks like that?’ That’s really him. That’s who he is. It’s just awesome. Man, he’s a great talent. He’s really turned it up.”
Styles also noted that he believes it’s only a matter of time before Riddle becomes WWE Champion. He has the chance to do just that when he participates in the Elimination Chamber match in Saudi Arabia on February 19th, a match that AJ Styles will also be involved in.
On the latest episode of Monday Night Raw, Riddle once again became a number one contender to the Raw Tag Team Championships with his tag team partner Randy Orton when they defeated American Alpha in a quiz bowl. Meanwhie, AJ Styles was victorious over United States Champion Damian Priest, pinning him with a Phenomenal Forearm.