“It Is A Lesson To Be Learned” – Booker T On Matt Riddle/Brock Lesnar

3 years ago by Liam Winnard

“It Is A Lesson To Be Learned” – Booker T On Matt Riddle/Brock Lesnar

Two-time WWE Hall of Famer Booker T has made his thoughts known on the Matt Riddle and Brock Lesnar controversy of the past week.

For those who haven’t followed it, Matt Riddle and Brock Lesnar got into a “verbal confrontation” backstage at the Royal Rumble, during which Lesnar reportedly told Riddle:

“Kid, you might as well stop saying my name and tagging me in s**t because you and I will never work together. Ever.”

It’s since been reported that Riddle has a lot of heat because of his antics. Of course Lesnar isn’t the only guy he’s basically called out on social media. The other big example is Goldberg from the summer of last year.

Riddle lasted under a minute in the Royal Rumble match last weekend, which was reportedly a way of Vince McMahon trying to send him a message.

Booker T commented on the situation on his podcast, saying:

“Watch what you say first and foremost, Matt, because guys out there can really make you look like something that you really aren’t and that’s what I’m always talking about with social media and whatnot, saying stuff. It looked like he was working and they made it look like it was a shoot. You got to know somebody first in order to be able to do something like that. This is not the UFC where you see these guys talking so much smack to each other back and forth and whatnot. Now on the other hand, when the Corey Graves thing started, when all of those reports started coming out, I called Corey Graves and said, ‘Don’t say nothing. Just let it ride. Let’s see if you get a few clicks out of this. Let’s see if we get a few followers and whatnot (laughs).’ And it became something, but we both knew what was up. Everybody else thought Corey and I had a lot of heat already, so we were like, ‘So if they think we have heat, let’s do something with it.

“Like I said, this is not the UFC where someone, if they don’t want to work with you, don’t like you, it can become a problem for you. This is professional wrestling. This is not the UFC where it’s cool to creat controversy, especially since it’s real and it’s organic to where the fans are buying in to it. But with professional wrestling, it’s not like that. You don’t come in and go into business for yourself in professional wrestling. That’s why I feel like this deal right here, he was in character for one moment and then the media took the character and made it a shoot because of what happened on Sunday. It is a lesson to be learned… Don’t work an angle unless you know the guy. It’s bad for business. That’s just the way I feel about it.”

Thanks to Fightful for the transcription

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