Matt Riddle spoke with Talk Sport where he talked about his final days in WWE NXT in addition to WWE’s idea of pairing him up with WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle.
Of course, it was revealed last week that Angle turned down the manager role with Riddle on Friday Night SmackDown. Angle gave more details as to why he turned down the offer. To read more about that, click here.
According to Riddle, he thinks he might’ve been called up sooner to SmackDown if it wasn’t for the coronavirus outbreak as his former tag team partner, Pete Dunne, is stuck in the UK.
Angle served as the referee for the Cage Fight between Riddle and Thatcher a few weeks ago an episode of NXT. This is where Riddle noted how aside from the manager role for Angle, he thinks there would’ve been money in beating up Angle.
“You know what crossed my mind originally [with Kurt Angle]? There’s the management thing, but then like in my head – and maybe this is just greedy me – in my head, when I see Kurt Angle, even if I like him and I’m friendly with him, I know the money is in beating up Kurt Angle.
“I was really hoping he was going to cost me the cage match and then the Bro was going to snap and beat up Kurt Angle! Some deadlift Germans to an Olympic gold medallist from the Stallion? You telling me everybody at home wouldn’t be like ‘no he didn’t just dump him on his head!’ – because that’s what I do! It would have been crazy.
Riddle then threw out the idea of having Angle manage him and feud with Baron Corbin, who beat Angle in his retirement match at WrestleMania 35.
The NXT star continued by noting how it could’ve led to him beating up Corbin. He added that even though Angle’s not around, he’s still up for attacking Corbin.
Riddle also spoke about teaming with Thatcher, where he thought it was going, and more. You can read the entire interview here.