There had been beef between Matt Riddle and Seth Rollins last year, but it has since been squashed. It started when Riddle’s wife called out the women on the WWE main roster over being “straight skinny jiggly fat” and told them all to squat. She used a picture of Becky Lynch, who is married to Rollins and the mother of his child, as a reference.
Obviously, that made Lynch and Rollins not happy. Rollins made an appearance on the Friday Night SmackDown Watch Along special that aired during night one of the Draft and noted that he has no interest in wrestling Riddle at all.
Although they worked the same match at last year’s Survivor Series, Rollins was eliminated from the match earlier and the two stars never touched.
Riddle recently sat down with Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT to discuss this. He started out by noting that he’s met Rollins several times and doesn’t think they’ll ever be best friends as they’re just two different people despite loving wrestling.
“I know my significant other said something about Becky that they didn’t like and I also did not like or agree with. Seth didn’t like me after that and I don’t think Becky liked me or my wife either, which is understandable. It is what it is.”
Riddle noted that he tried to clear the air with Rollins through a heartfelt apology after Survivor Series, but Rollins avoided him. He also doesn’t know if Rollins purposely avoided doing a spot with him in the Survivor Series match.
Riddle noted that he did talk with Rollins after Survivor Series and told a cameraman to not film the conversation.
“We talked. I told him – and this is exactly what I said – I said ‘Hey man, what was said, I don’t agree with it. I thought it was bullcrap. It’s not cool. I just want you to know I apologize, I apologize on her behalf as well. On top of that, I think you’re a great performer and if you would ever have it in your heart to work with me, I would love that.”
Riddle continued, “I know you’re taking some time off because Becky is pregnant, about to have a kid, just want to wish you luck, congratulations, enjoy your time with your beautiful girlfriend – at the time, now wife – and your beautiful child.’ And he literally looked at me and he goes ‘Holy s***. I didn’t expect that. Everything I hear from people and what I expected… that was really cool. Thank you.’ And that’s where we ended it. I said ‘Thank you for listening and giving me the time, bro. I hope we’re good now.’”
Riddle stated that they’re on good enough terms to work together.