Prior to winning the WWE United States Championship at WWE Elimination Chamber, Matt Riddle gave his opinion on the The Undertaker calling the current WWE product “soft.”
The former UFC star, told the WWE legend that “he shouldn’t say certain things about the upcoming roster because we are real savages, not pretend ones. He should watch out.”
Now these comments have caught the attention of Jim Cornette. The legendary manager first took to Twitter to address Matt Riddle before picking up the issue on a recent episode of Jim Cornette’s Drive Thru.
“Riddle made everyone else’s point trying to make his own. Is what he did. What he was saying ‘Bro we’re not soft, we’re smarter than they were back in those days, we aren’t bringing guns to work because they have like metal detectors now…’ You f*****g vapid twit. That’s not the point that he was trying to make…”
Cornette then went on to reiterate the point he tried to make on Twitter that Riddle doesn’t know how the business works, before adding that he was disrespectful to everybody in the business.
I had just responded on Twitter that this guy is always doing something to run his f*****g yap. Remember he’s the one that is trying to shoot his own angles to work with Brock Lesnar where Brock had to get in his face and say ‘you and I will never work together.’ Flat out to him. He doesn’t understand how this business works. Cause apparently what we see on screen, is not that much of a gimmick, he has an understanding the depth of a snake’s belly in a wagon rut about what this business is or has been in the past. But I had mentioned just his overall disrespectful, to everybody.”
The legendary manager of the Midnight Express continued to make his opinion felt, commenting that Riddle wouldn’t have stood chance in the locker rooms of years gone by, suggesting the likes of Doctor Death Steve Williams and Danny Hodge would have taken exception to the former NXT Tag Team Champions comments.
“Whether it’s knocking the guys in the past. ‘We’re smarter than they are, or athletes are better now or the business is better because of this or that’ or whether because he’s one of the performance entertainment guys, even if he’s got the UFC background, so he can pull the performance card if he wants to and still look like a badass. The point is I just said, I would have loved to have seen this yap, running in the locker rooms with anybody from Hodge to Doctor Death around to shove his head up his ass when that would have been tolerated.”
In recent weeks Cornette has also offered his opinion on the upcoming Barbed Wire Deathmatch between Kenny Omega and Jon Moxley, calling it “goofy and outlaw.”