Matt Riddle coming to the ring on a camel was indeed quite a sight from the Crown Jewel event held in Saudi Arabia a few weeks back. Apparently though, Randy wanted in on the novelty but he was denied by Vince McMahon.
With the Crown Jewel having aired a few weeks ago, there are certainly a few lasting memories from the show. Perhaps top on that list would be the Hell in a Cell match featuring Edge and Seth Rollins. Seeing Brock Lesnar against Roman Reigns was pretty huge as well. Some would say that seeing Matt Riddle come in on a camel was pretty awesome to see as well.
He thought so too and he had a few things to say about it, and he told metro.co.uk all about that day and just how Randy felt about it all.
“I have no idea who pitched it. All I know is that the morning of the show, seven o’clock in the morning, I was jetlagged so I didn’t get any sleep that night and I was still awake. I get a call and they’re like, ‘We need you at the show early to rehearse and stuff.’ I’m like, ‘Rehearse what?’ They go, ‘Rehearse riding a camel.’ I was like, ‘A real camel!’ They’re like, ‘Yeah!’ So, that’s what happened – it was great, I enjoyed it.
The camel was a good time! I highly recommend, if you haven’t ridden a camel, get yourself a camel, get yourself the opportunity to ride one. Especially if you get the opportunity to ride one in Saudi, embrace the culture there and everything else – and the fans loved it. I’ll be honest – I loved it.
You know who wasn’t happy about it though, because they didn’t get to ride a camel either? Randy. Randy wanted to ride a camel and Vince wouldn’t let him. He goes, ‘Randy, that’s not your character, riding a camel.’ He’s like, ‘What does that mean man?! My character doesn’t ride a camel?!’ I’m like, ‘Randy, I’m sorry bro, sometimes you’re just not the dude that rides camels.”
Antics like this are and have always been common in WWE. What’s surprising though, is Randy’s willingness to have participated, especially when thinking of the old Randy Orton. It would seem that the new Randy Orton is having the time of his life though, camel or no camel.
*Thanks to fightful.com for the quote.