Matt Riddle and Bill Goldberg are reported to have met backstage during Summerslam weekend in regards to Riddle’s frequent public comments about the former Universal champion. According to a report from Fightful, the interaction between the two was filmed “just in case” and Riddle being scheduled for Watch Along was not done by accident.
“Another source on the production end of things said that WWE knows what its doing with Riddle and Goldberg, and the initial conversation was filmed ‘just in case,’ and that WWE didn’t exactly put Riddle on the Watch Along by accident,” Fightful’s report reads.
Matt Riddle and Bill Goldberg
Riddle commented on his backstage meeting with Goldberg on the Summerslam Watch Along show:
Riddle also spoke about Goldberg while being interviewed at the Download Festival this summer.
“The thing for me is, and one of the reasons I was never a fan of Goldberg in the beginning when everybody was like ‘oh, he’s so good!’ I was like ‘no, he’s terrible, he’s hurting people’ and there’s nothing else.”
“He just has three-minute matches. And that was my thing and when people say ‘who was your favorite wrestler?’ I really don’t have one. I just liked really good wrestling. That’s why I fight and I do that. So for me, I don’t care how much money he makes, I’m just glad people were entertained. But, stick to your wheelhouse, bro. And stop headbutting doors before you wrestle. And I’m not hating – I’m not hating – I’m just spitting facts and these are all facts and things he should take into consideration. And not just for me, not because he got made fun of, but for his health as well.”