During a recent interview with the Bleacher Report, WWE Superstar Riddle tore into Roman Reigns after his recent comments about CM Punk not being able to “move the needle.” For those who missed Riddle’s comments, he said,
“No disrespect to Roman, he seems like a swell fella, but at the same time, it’s like when people say they’re a good parent. You know what? If you were a good parent, your kids would be telling you you’re a good parent. When he’s saying ‘Acknowledge me’ or ‘I move the needle,’ no, you don’t. You’re related to The Rock. Shut up. Like, I’m not impressed, I can beat you up in a real fight. So, shut your mouth. You’re not moving needles. I’m the real stallion, RK-Bro is moving the merch, we’re moving the needle, and that’s it. I don’t want to say too much, I’m not trying to get in trouble. Hey, hats off to him. He’s amazing at what he does. I do like what he does, but at the same time, it’s like, get off your high horse. You’re in that spot for a reason. You’re not a bro. You’re second generation. I’m first generation.”
Following the interview and comments surfacing, it was reported that there is some backstage heat on Riddle in certain circles. According to a report from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Riddle’s comments were not related to any storyline plans. Of course, the two men work on different brands. With the WWE Draft coming up, a match between the two men could always happen at some point but that is not the plan as of this writing.
The belief backstage is that Riddle is super talented and Vince McMahon loves his character, but he’s not able to handle the well-known backstage politics that take place in WWE.