Raw Star Matt Riddle has recently discussed his first interaction with Vince McMahon and how he’s stood up to the WWE Chairman.
Although Matt Riddle is the current US Champion, he is as laid back as ever outside the ring. Claiming to only get serious when it matters, Riddle has been involved in numerous light-hearted segments, including launching his own “Bro-nut” brand.
Riddle has recently revealed that McMahon recognised his goofy nature during their first encounter. Speaking on WWE The Bump, Riddle noted that the WWE Chairman pointed out that he was a goof, to which Riddle argued that his light-hearted nature was a good thing.
Telling McMahon that he was a savage in the ring, Riddle told his boss that he is allowed to be goofy because he can back his actions up.
Here is the full quote:
“Even though I come off like a goof, even Vince (McMahon), the first time, he’s like, ‘You’re kind of a goof.’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, I know I’m kind of a goof.’ ‘That’s not a good thing.’ ‘For me, it is because I can back it up. I’m tough, I can fight. Being a goof for me is good. A lot of people are like, ‘he’s so goofy.’ You guys realize I get to be goofy because I can break your neck and knock you unconscious. I’m 35 and get to be a goofball because I’m a savage in the ring.”
McMahon changed his mind on Riddle’s comedy, making his goofiness the focal point of his character in the last few months. It was reported in December that while McMahon finds Riddle funny, he didn’t understand his “Bro” gimmick, but you can’t win everything.
At Elimination Chamber 2021, Riddle won the US Championship in a three-way match. He won a match against John Morrison on Raw, asserting himself as a fighting champion.
Quote via Fightful.