As previously noted, the belief is that Matt Riddle legitimately forgot his lines during the March 29th 2021 edition of WWE RAW. The segment was reportedly pre-taped but Vince McMahon and Bruce Prichard thought it was funny so it aired on the broadcast.
Fightul.com is reporting that “the original plans called for Riddle to talk about everything from Mt. Fuji to underground robot fighting in Japan.” Both Asuka and Riddle were said to be praised for how they handled the situation.
Sheamus took advantage of the situation and created a parody of Riddle’s botch…
— Sheamus (@WWESheamus) April 1, 2021