While speaking to Sporting News, Independent wrestler Matt Riddle was very critical about Bill Goldberg’s ring abilities and claimed that he can’t wrestle. He also basically calls Goldberg a liar about his MMA training background.
“Bill Goldberg can’t wrestle. That’s it. He knows it. The fact that the guy is very bold and claims he does MMA training and I know that’s bullsh*t. I saw him throw a knee on Rusev his first night back on Raw and he almost broke his hip when he fell on his back and they had him spear him and jackhammer him quick. His work in the ring — people always go it’s Goldberg, he can have a one minute match or whatever. Yeah, it’s one minute because he can’t work more than one minute. If he works more than one minute, it could Botchamania, you know? Even with one minute, it’s Botchamania almost.”
Riddle also talked about the upcoming match that will see Goldberg defending his WWE Universal Championship title against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 33.
“Let’s be honest, if we get more than a one minute match from Bill Goldberg, it’s gonna suck,” Riddle stated. “So, I hope he only wrestles for one minute whether he wins or loses, whatever. He’s never been my cup of tea. I don’t like how he acts like he’s a shoot-style guy. I hated it when he did commentary for Strikeforce in MMA because he’s not a legit, credible character. He’s an old man who hits a jackhammer and a spear. He can’t even do a kimura. If Bill wants to go in the gym, there doesn’t even have to be cameras, if he wants to roll and train and see what it’s like to be in the ring with a real stallion, he can. Any day, any time.
“Bill Goldberg is a pro wrestler. I do sport wrestling. I’m a real fighter. I’m a real athlete. I’m a sport athlete. He did football then parlayed that into doing a spear and jackhammer and then WCW let him go 250-0 and he got over. Let me beat Hulk Hogan in one minute, clean, for the title and see how my stock rises. It doesn’t matter who you put in that situation. It just so happens they take the guy that couldn’t wrestle for over a minute or two. And he’s responsible for ruining Bret Hart’s career and others and I could go on. There’s multiple reasons why I don’t like Goldberg and, foremost, it’s because he doesn’t deserve it.”
You can read the entire interview here.