WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Riddle has discussed breakout NXT 2.0 star Bron Breakker and says Breakker reminds him of a young Goldberg.
Bron Breakker has been a standout of the revamped NXT 2.0 brand, defeating LA Knight on the first night of the new era of the developmental brand. Since then Breakker has teamed with NXT Champion Tomasso Ciampa in tag team competition as they defeated Pete Dunne and Ridge Holland.
Appearing on After The Bell current Raw Tag Team Champion Riddle discussed the Breakker and how the young star could be fighting for world titles sooner rather than later:
“Bron Breakker! Yeah (laughs)! Dude’s a house, the guy is pretty stacked, you know? I mean, right now, he reminds me of a younger Goldberg. I feel like him on the mic, he’s very short, very intense in the ring, he’s not doing a lot of dips and dives, but he definitely gets the job done. When I think about breakout stars, when I think of up-and-coming, future guys and I see that guy, I think, ‘Yeah, that guy in three years could be fighting for the world championship.’ He looks the part. Now, only time will tell. From what I’ve seen, he’s going to have a bright future.”
Riddle has not always been complimentary about Goldberg, he previously took issue with the former WCW Champion’s assertion that today’s WWE roster needed thicker skin:
“Hmmm, so let’s talk about some thick and thin skin, shall we. Bro, really? Really? Okay, you have very, very, very thin skin. It’s like sheep’s skin thin. It’s ultra-thin, extra-sensitive thin. That’s how thin your skin is. Let’s be real, I’m not going to go down the chart of reasons why, but you know why your skin is thin, bro. We all know it and you know what, you really need to stop crying about it. it’s embarrassing, alright.”
Goldberg recently discussed Riddle with DAZN and says he respects The Original Bro’s work:
“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.”