The animosity between Riddle & Goldberg is well documented. The former UFC fighter offered a lot of public criticism of the WCW legend while he was still in NXT, and their interactions behind the scenes on the main roster were chilly at best.
So with Matt on Raw and Bill working a SummerSlam program on the show, are they avoiding each other backstage? Have their meetings still be tense?
Doesn’t sound like it, at least based on what Riddle told Sony Sports India (h/t Sportskeeda):
“Bill Goldberg is extremely entertaining, I can’t take anything away from that but I’ll tell you this, I saw Bill the other day before he challenged Bobby Lashley and he was walking to the Gorilla Position and I was standing there and I was with Damian Priest at the time and he says hi to everybody and then Goldberg comes up to me gives me a look. He was making a face and then he goes, ‘Hey, congratulations kid....’ and I was like, ‘Oh man, Goldberg is kind of nice’, so I gave him a little handshake and he went out and challenged Bobby and then he was coming out, through Gorilla again and I was like, ‘Hey Goldberg, good stuff’ and as he gave me a fist bump he says, ‘I only need two moves’ so I was like, ‘Oh man, the guy’s still got it’.”