• “I guess he took that as disrespect” – RAW Wrestler On Not Shaking Randy Orton’s Hand
Current RAW Tag Team Champion Riddle appeared on the ‘Out of Character’ podcast, where he revealed that his Old School mentality got him a lot of heat on the WWE main roster.
Here’s what the former UFC Fighter said:
“I’d say the biggest lessons are this is entertainment, and maybe don’t talk too much trash. I wouldn’t say I got in trouble, but people aren’t happy when I say certain things.
And I’ll say this: it’s not old school, but there’s this slight old school mentality on the main roster rather than many other companies or the indies, where it’s like you’ve got to watch what you say and be super respectful all the time. I try to be 100% of the time.
Randy [Orton] even said when he first met me, he didn’t like me. And I was like, ‘I’ll be honest Randy. I heard that interview and I was sad. You never told me you didn’t like me. I thought we were cool.’ I guess he didn’t like me. And then he saw me and Stallion Pete [Dunne] tag at TakeOver, and he actually tweeted ‘I didn’t like you or something. But I get it. Good luck.
Even when I came up to the main roster, I guess I didn’t shake his hand. But it wasn’t like I was trying to be disrespectful, I thought he was busy. He’s Randy Orton. I don’t want to bother him. But I guess he took that, some people take certain things as disrespect.
Me, I’m trying to be the best Riddle I can be and that’s all I can do. So I think it’s more business. I’ve learned how to handle money better and do things better in that sense and fashion. These things have happened since my main roster debut, so I’ve learned a lot of lessons. I’ve matured a lot.”
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (October 1, 1995) – WWF Action Zone 1995
On this day in 1995, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Action Zone’.
This episode featured matches, highlight videos, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the WWF In Your House 4: Great White North.
Here’s the card:
The British Bulldog vs. Fatu (From Superstars)
The Ross Report
Hakushi/Barry Horowitz vs. Skip/Rad Radford (From Superstars)
A Vignette On Goldust
A Vignette On Ahmed Johnson
Can We Talk With The Following Question: What’s Your Favorite Meal?