WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Matt Riddle appeared on Peter Rosenberg’s “Cheap Heat” podcast.
Here are some highlights:
Riddle said it was his idea for team RK-Bro:
“I mentioned it about a month or so before it actually happened. I mentioned it to some of the writers and some of the boys in the back. They all proceeded to laugh at me when I said, ‘How cool would RK-Bro be?’ Most of the things I do, I try to talk to the writing team and I try to talk to the camera crew. I try to talk to everybody and have fun with everybody. I noticed by doing that, my coworkers learn my mannerisms, they learn how I talk, my dialect I guess. They can do things better for me. RK-Bro, I brought it up, wishful thinking and it got laughed at. I was like, oh that will never happen. A couple weeks later, Randy didn’t have an opponent and I didn’t have an opponent, and we made it happen.”
Riddle was asked about his trash talking:
“I’m trying not to talk too much trash anymore. I don’t want to upset the higher ups. I’m not going to mention exact names, but he’s a chief of tribes. I said something about him recently. I’m not saying specific names. It could be anybody. He wasn’t happy. I talked some trash about me moving the needle and selling merch. He didn’t like what I said. I thought it was hilarious, but not everybody thinks like me.
Then Brock, I still want the match with Brock, but I promised him I wouldn’t call him out anymore. He asked me not to a couple years ago at a Royal Rumble, so I respect your wishes Mr. Beast. I won’t call you out. I will say this. Bill Goldberg. I’ll be honest. I think I’ve grown on the guy. I think he’s grown on me a little. I think that match could probably happen. We both went to Saudi, we were both on the same airplane, and we bumped into each other quite a few times on that airplane. I think we can get that match. I think we can pull that one off. No promises, but I’m hoping in 2022 we get Riddle vs Goldberg. It will sell tickets. Out of those matchups, I see that one happening the most.”
Riddle said the way he is now is the way he’s always been:
“Dude, you know what the craziest part is? I get this all the time. I try to explain this when they say, ‘How are you like this with the way you talk?’ I swear I’ve talked like this ever since I was a kid. I just talk really slow. I feel like my words are all drawn out. Trust me, I try to talk fast sometimes and it still sounds like I’m talking slow. My daughter, I think she’s been to California once. She was born in Nevada. She looks just like me, talks just like me, and acts just like me. I think it’s just a genetic thing. It has nothing to do with where you’re from. I was born in Pennsylvania, raised in Upstate New York, and look like and talk like I’m from California. I’ll say this. I don’t think people should just stereotype me because I have long hair, skateboard, surf, ride dirt bikes, and wrestle. It doesn’t mean I’m from California.”