• RAW Star Received Backstage Heat For Recent Comments About Roman Reigns
RAW wrestler Riddle has been targeting Brock Lesnar and Goldberg for years.
He has insulted them publicly on multiple occasions, in hopes of securing a match against them.
However, that won’t happen. Brock Lesnar shut him down in a face-to-face encounter backstage at Royal Rumble 2020, while WWE books Goldberg with main eventers only, especially now that he’s towards the end of his current contract.
After failing to get a match against those megastars, Riddle has shifted his attention towards Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
Here’s what the current RAW Tag Team Champion said about “The Tribal Chief” during an interview with Bleacher Report:
“No disrespect to Roman, he seems like a swell fella, but at the same time, it’s like when people say they’re a good parent, you know what? If you were a good parent, your kids would be telling you you’re a good parent.
When he’s saying ‘Acknowledge me’ or ‘I move the needle,’ no, you don’t. You’re related to The Rock. Shut up. Like, I’m not impressed, I can beat you up in a real fight. So, shut your mouth.
You’re not moving needles. I’m the real stallion, RK-Bro is moving the merch, we’re moving the needle, and that’s it. I don’t want to say too much, I’m not trying to get in trouble.
Hey, hats off to him. He’s amazing at what he does. I do like what he does, but at the same time, it’s like, get off your high horse.
You’re in that spot for a reason. You’re not a bro. You’re second generation. I’m first generation.”
This was in response to Roman Reigns recently claiming that he’s the reason SummerSlam 2021 was the most-watched SummerSlam in the history of WWE.
Legitimate needle moving. https://t.co/1Qsr6kYWb2
— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) August 24, 2021
Also, another reason behind Riddle taking a shot at Reigns could be due to the possibility of RK-BRO facing Reigns’ cousins, SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos, in a Champions vs. Champions match at Survivor Series 2021.
During a recent interview with The International Business Times, Riddle revealed that he received backstage heat for his above stated comments.
Here’s what he said:
“I’ll comment on that briefly. I’m not trying to rub anybody the wrong way or say anything [wrong], but I made some comments [and] I’ll say this: I think they were all factual, just so you know. Kind of like I said, [I am] kind of telling the truth here.
But I think, maybe, even if they were factual, they weren’t the most professional things to say, especially with me being on the RAW brand and him being on SmackDown.
I’m not even in that realm of competing with the Tribal Chief. He’s on another level at this moment. I think maybe I got a little too big for my britches, you know what I mean? Maybe I got a little backstage heat. Maybe a tiny bit.”
• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (September 17, 2017) – Legendary WWF Manager Passed Away
On this day in 2017, we lost legendary WWF Manager Bobby “The Brain” Heenan (Real name: Raymond Heenan) at the age of 72 due to organ failure.
He was battling throat cancer since 2004.
Bobby Heenan wasn’t just undoubtedly the greatest Manager in professional wrestling history, he was also arguably the single greatest color-commentator ever.
The Brain managed a lot of famous names, such as André The Giant, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, “Ravishing” Rick Rude, “King” Harley Race, Mr. Perfect, The Brain Busters, Hercules, Big John Studd, Haku, “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff, Ken Patera, King Kong Bundy, “The Narcissist” Lex Luger, The Red Rooster and The Barbarian.
† REST IN PEACE BOBBY HEENAN
November 1, 1944 – September 17, 2017