Goldberg has pulled no punches in his assessment of fellow Raw Superstar Riddle after the former US Champion has repeatedly called Goldberg out.
Riddle has had a lot to say in the past about the former WCW Champion, berating Goldberg’s in-ring work. Speaking to BT Sport, Riddle had previously stated:
“The only way I can get Goldberg in a ring with me is if it was like, he just gets to murder me and I have to let him do it. I have to let him do it because he couldn’t do it in real life. He would agree to get in the ring with me if I just promised to let him beat me up. If we could work it out any other way. My goal, I would love to have a sweet match with him. I think I’m good enough where I can do it and redeem him completely. I don’t have to win. I’m not that guy. I’m all about the quality of the work. If he’d be willing to listen to what I have to say, I’ll listen to what he has to say. I will. It could be magical. The fans would eat it up.”
“The guy really doesn’t like me and I really don’t like his work. From ‘Universal Soldier 3’ and beyond. Not a fan. He has a presence, just like I have a presence. He said, ‘Serious, I can’t be touched.’ I’m the actual, ‘Serious, go ahead and touch me, see what happens.’ I think it makes for a great match and entertainment. I don’t think it’ll ever happen. He literally refused to acknowledge me on multiple occasions. I don’t blame him. The guy is like, ‘what if he shoots on me?’ I would be scared too, bro. Enjoy your time. He has a couple more matches. If he wants to come play, I’m here. I’ll be here for the next ten years, if I’m lucky. Definitely five.”
Riddle then followed up his barbs towards Goldberg on social media, comparing him unfavourably to parody character Gillberg, saying:
— matthew riddle (@SuperKingofBros) January 19, 2021
Now the WWE Hall Of Famer Goldberg has had his own say on Riddle in an interview with DAZN. Goldberg says he may not like Riddle on a personal level but he does respect the work he puts into his profession:
“The cocky kid (Riddle) spouting off his mouth in the beginning, and I didn’t appreciate it very much by any stretch of the imagination. But the guy has put in a lot of frickin hard work and a lot of hard work, and he’s dedicated his life to this business. Whether I like him as a human being or not, I have to understand and appreciate his passion for the business and his work ethic. Because he works hard and that I appreciate as an athlete and as a human. Is he a pr*ck sometimes? Absolutely. But that’s him. That’s his character, and so am I.”
Goldberg goes one on one with Bobby Lashley for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam on Saturday, August 21st. On the same night, Riddle will team up with Randy Orton as RK-Bro try and capture the Raw Tag Team Championship from AJ Styles and Omos.