Matt Riddle discusses situation with Brock Lesnar Submitted by Aaron Rift on 06/05/2020 at 04:47 PM
Matt Riddle recently did an interview with TalkSport.com and discussed his Royal Rumble appearance and a potential encounter with Brock Lesnar. Here are the highlights...
ďEventually, I find out Iím going to be in the Rumble. Now Iím stoked! Iím like Ďwhat if I get my chance!í [with Brock Lesnar]. I donít even know if I should say his name [laughs]. But what if I get my chance? And now Iím starting to play the scenarios in my head and, of course, Ďwhat if I do thisí but then also, this isnít just about me, thereís 29 other people. So I was just like if I can get anything, Iíll be extremely happy.Ē
ďThen, of course, [Paul] Heyman and his security guard Ė I wonít mention his name [laughs] Ė him and his security guard come up to me and basically told me I had no chance in hell Ė it was very Vince McMahon like [laughs] Ė no chance in hell that I was going to get that match with him and Iíd have better luck doing something else. And Iíll be honest, at first, I was just like awww [disappointed], I got this far and youíre literally holding me like this [tightly]. Like, heís holding me like weíre friends but weíre not. And then he [Lesnar] tells me Ďitís never going to happen.'Ē
ďSo, I wasnít mad, I wasnít sad, I was more just heartbroken. But itís like when a girl turns you down on a date; hey, it doesnít mean give up completely. Itís like OK, letís go back to the drawing board, maybe I came on a little too strong this time. Maybe Iíll try something different to convince him, ya know? So thatís how that scenario played out. Then I got to the Rumble, got to play with Edge, kick Corbin, kicked now, reigning heavyweight champion, Drew McIntyre. The pop was pretty beautiful too, but the pop if I had of gotten in the ring slightly earlier [when Brock was in] Ė ahhhh! Iím pretty sure the crowd would have been like Ďoh my god! Heís going to get his chance!í But hey, still a pretty good pop.Ē
ďHow do I get these matches? Well, Iím on SmackDown now, all I have to do is keep getting more and more valuable -and it seems thatís what happening Ė and eventually these guys are going to be like ĎOh, I want another paycheck,í and theyíll have to go through me to get it. Thatís my goal. Thatís what Iím going to do. I havenít been calling out for the matches lately because thereís no point. These guys only really work off one thing and itís money, so how can I get that? I got to be worth more to them. I got to become valuable enough to get them in the ring with me. So, thatís what Iíll do then.Ē