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Paul Heyman Saved Matt Riddle From Brock Lesnar At WWE Royal Rumble 2020

Paul Heyman Royal Rumble 2020

• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (February 1, 1986) – NWA World Wide Wrestling

On this day in 1986, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Wide Wrestling’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring the 1986 NWA Wrestling Superstars.

The card can be found below:

– Interview: RnR Express

– Road Warriors vs. South/Turner

– Interview: Ric Flair

– Ron Garvin vs. Tony Zane

– Interview: Arn Anderson

– Koloffs/Von Raschke vs. Houston/Tanaka/Stallion

– Interview: Paul Jones w/ Barbarian

– Interview: Manny Fernandez

– Jimmy Valiant vs. Jim Jeffers

– Interview: Road Warriors

– Interview: Ivan Koloff & Baron Von Raschke

– Barbarian vs. Don Kernodle

– Interview: Dusty & Magnum

– RnR Express vs. Black Bart & Thunderfoot

– Interview: Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard w/ JJ Dillon

– Arn Anderson vs. Rocky King

• Paul Heyman Saved Matt Riddle From Brock Lesnar At WWE Royal Rumble 2020

As we noted before, Brock Lesnar and Matt Riddle had a confrontation backstage at Royal Rumble 2020.

talkSPORT revealed what Lesnar said to Riddle backstage at Royal Rumble 2020:

“According to a WWE official, Lesnar is said to have approached Riddle backstage and grabbed his shoulder to get his attention.

Then, Lesnar said: ‘Kid, you might as well stop saying my name and tagging me in sh*t because you and I will never work together. Ever.'”

In an update to this, The Dirty Sheets is reporting that Riddle was originally scheduled to come out and fight Lesnar during the Men’s Royal Rumble 2020 match as Riddle’s original entry number was #11.

When Lesnar heard this news, he was ‘absolutely delighted’ that he would be getting his hands on Riddle and would get a chance to put him in his place.

This led to RAW Executive Director Paul Heyman requesting other WWE officials to change Riddle’s entry number for Riddle’s own well-being.

Heyman didn’t tell Lesnar of this change and this is the reason why Shinsuke Nakamura had an awkward elimination from the match at the hands of Lesnar (as Nakamura ended up replacing Riddle at #11).

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