Matt Riddle Reveals Conversation With Vince McMahon About Backstage Heat In WWE


Matt Riddle is a unique personality in the WWE NXT locker room. His brazen attitude and confidence might be too strong for his own good.

While speaking with Sportskeeda, The King Of Bros confirmed that he has heat in the WWE locker room. He has heat with people who run the show. He has heat with “people who think he’s disrespectful” as well. Riddle also stated that people take things too seriously.

“I’ll tell you this. Do I have heat with WWE or NXT, or the people that run the show? No. Do I have heat with some people who think I’m disrespectful at times because they don’t understand how business works? Yes. Do people take things too seriously? Yes.”

“And honestly, I’ve had to give talks at NXT, it’s not like I stopped the place, but it’s like, interjecting. I’m like, ‘Hey. I’m going to tweet or say something that offends you. Realize I’m not trying to actually offend you, I’m just trying to make people think I am.’ I’m putting out an image, a facade, you know?”

“If I talk a certain amount of trash, people are like, ‘Oh, man, that guy’s uncontrollable, he does what he wants.’ You know what I’m saying? I’m doing the job, I’m in the business I’m in. I’m a tag champ, I was in the Rumble, so how does this guy have so much nuclear heat?”

“I was in Vince McMahon‘s office just three weeks ago, before this thing broke out. I was in headquarters talking to him – and, yeah, we mentioned the heat I have with certain people but, at the end of the day, he signs the checks, he makes it happen for me and they’re in control, not the talent.”

“If the employer is happy and I can make them money and make them a profit, and I’m worth my weight and I’m pulling my weight, I don’t see a problem. To answer your question, yes, some people I have heat with. But most of it is just high school, catty, ‘He said this’, people who just can’t take a joke or a work.”

Matt Riddle seems to be doing fine in NXT. The Stallion is 1/2 of the NXT Tag Team Champions. We’ll have to see how long Riddle stays in NXT. There might be a couple of people on the main roster who aren’t so anxious to have him in their locker room.

What do you think about Matt Riddle’s attitude in WWE? Do you get why he has heat? Sound off in the comments below!

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