Randy Orton is undoubtedly one of the top Superstars in WWE and has proven to be a locker room leader as well. It seems he didn’t have the best opinion of a current WWE Superstar for a long time.

While speaking on The Kurt Angle Show, Randy Orton talked about the first time he met Matt Riddle backstage at a WWE show in Miami.

“But the funny thing with Riddle is when I first met him, we were in Miami. The entire locker room of NXT was in Miami. So now our locker rooms, which aren’t the biggest, are now jam-packed with NXT guys, who aren’t working the show, but you know, in the wrestling business, you bring your gear to the show. You are always prepared, brother, and so, you got all these NXT guys with all their sh**, taking up all the space in the locker room.”

Orton stated that he walked up to Riddle and acknowledged him by extending an olive branch. Much to his surprise, Matt Riddle only nodded his head and kept walking without verbally replying. This really ticked off Orton who found what Riddle did to me disrespectful.

“Me, especially being a vet, being around for a while, and I see this, and now I already got a hard-on for these guys, right? So, it doesn’t help when I walk by Matt Riddle, and my olive branch was basically me all looking at Matt, and I just said, I go, ‘Oh, there he is, there he is!’ Just kind of icebreaker, expecting maybe a, ‘Oh, hey Randy. My name is Matt; nice to meet you.’ But instead, Matt just kind of barely, you know, with the bloodshot eyes glanced over at me, he is just like, and he just kept walking. I remember thinking, ‘that motherf****r’.”

“So, for quite a while, I didn’t like Riddle, and it was because of that little scenario. One little incident. And it wasn’t even an incident. It’s just, ‘I took it as a lack of respect, and when you come back there, and your brand new, and no one knows you, you want to introduce yourself because we are a band of brothers.

The two are certainly on much better terms now and are even teaming up together on Monday Night RAW. We will have to see how Orton and Riddle will be booked as a tag team and if they will win tag team gold.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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