WWE superstar Riddle has opened up on backstage bickering and compared the company to ‘high school’.
The 35-year-old wrestler – who won the United States Title at Elimination Chamber over the weekend – insisted plenty of beef gets spread around the locker room through whispers rather than people being upfront about their issues.
He exclusively told Metro.co.uk: ‘Pro wrestling is the most outlandish high school you’ll ever go to. Monday Night Raw is just like, “what’s gonna happen this week?”
‘If anybody has a problem with anybody, nobody says it. It’s always like, “pst pst”. I’m like, why are we hearing stuff like this?
‘Say something, do something! I’m not saying you have to go The Undertaker route and fight each other and be men about it! I’m saying let’s talk about it. But hey, it is what it is!’
The champ has had his own issues with legends like Brock Lesnar and Goldberg in the past – mainly rooted in the pair not wanting to work with him despite him calling them out publicly.
However, there are plenty – including the likes of Edge and Christian – who have been very accommodating and taken the time to get to know the current roster.
He added: ‘Some of the legends come in and they find their own locker room, they stay away from the boys.
‘But then there’s legends like Gillberg, Edge, Christian – legends like that, they came in, they sat with all the boys in the main locker room. We jib-jabbed, flapped gums, talked shop and had fun.’
Riddle admitted he’d rather take that route if he was in their position, and couldn’t resist another cheeky dig at Undertaker’s recent complaints about modern day wrestlers spending more time playing video games than being ‘real men’.
‘I hope if I’m every in that position, I don’t want to be sat in a room by myself playing on my cell phone,’ he said.
‘I wanna be talking to the boys, hanging out. Maybe playing some N64 because that’s what we do!’
*WWE Monday Night Raw airs every week at 1am on BT Sport.
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