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Riddle Opens Up About Relationship With Goldberg – “We’re Doing Way Better”

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Current Raw Tag Team Champion Riddle has discussed his turbulent relationship with WWE Hall Of Famer Goldberg and says the two men recently shared some cocktails.

Riddle has long been outspoken about a number of WWE Superstars but he raised eyebrows when he took aim at Goldberg. In late 2020 The Original Bro was less than complimentary about Goldberg’s work:

“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.”

Goldberg has competed three times in 2021 with his last two outings coming against Bobby Lashley at SummerSlam and Crown Jewel. Those two matches are the longest the former WCW Champion has been involved in since he returned to wrestling in 2016.

Now Riddle has opened up about the state of his relationship with Goldberg now and speaking to talkSPORT’s Alex McCarthy says some fences were mended over a cocktail or two on the way back from Saudi Arabia:

“Everybody here knows I can throw down and I’m going to talk sh*t. It’s one of those things where I can’t change that. I talk trash. That’s my job, that’s what I do. And it rubs some people the wrong way. But at the end of the day, even Bill and maybe one day a certain Beast, they come to understand what I’m trying to do.”

“Bill and I had a conversation. It was like ‘Bill, I’m sorry if I rubbed you the wrong way’ on the way back from Saudi Arabia. We were on the plane, had a couple of cocktails. I’m not saying we’re best friends, but we are doing way better than we were.”

“I think just us talking and seeing him work [longer matches this year], you just get to know somebody and understand them. He’s like me; if you just listen to the dirt sheets or watch me do interviews, you might hate me [laughs]. But in real life, I’m a pretty nice guy. I talk crap, but that’s just to drum up interest. He realises that – I think we’re all good.”