Former WWE superstar Matt Riddle was recently interviewed by Chris Van Vliet where he discussed several topics. Among them were the origins of ‘Bro’, why Seth Rollins didn’t like him at first, a potential return to WWE, and more.

Below are some highlights from the interview:

Riddle on the origins of ‘Bro’:

“When I started pro wrestling, I watched a lot of it. I see the greats and I was thinking, every great has a catchphrase. For me, especially in modern times, people’s focus, attention spans, are quicker than ever I feel, mine included. So I can’t be like. ‘Smell what The Rock is cooking.’ It was great for the time. If you notice right now, Daniel Bryan, ‘Yes.’ You got LA Knight, ‘Yeah.’ You got Bro. It sounds simple but bro, one, I say bro all the time, two, I’m a Super Bro, King of Bros, and then three, it’s just like, I could easily get this in a match, I get this in promos, and I know people will feel it and also I’m terrible at remembering names. So for me, it checked a lot of boxes.”

Riddle on why Seth Rollins didn’t like him at first:

“Well, my ex-wife said some stuff about Becky and Mandy, like kind of body shaming them and Seth assumed I was on that boat as well, which I was not. I would never body shame anybody. So then I went up to Seth to apologize for my wife’s comments and (let him know) I don’t feel that way. I wished the best of luck with Becky and his new baby that was on the way.”

Riddle on a WWE return:

“I’ll say this and this isn’t a knock to anybody. Good luck to everybody. If CM Punk can come back, there’s definitely a possibility I can come back. I’ll say this. I have no ill will. I really don’t. I’m thankful they gave me the opportunities they gave me. I’m super stoked on it and super happy about it. Even with the UFC, I’m not bitter. I’m grateful. I got to fight in the biggest fight organization in the world and even when Dana slammed me, it built my stardom for being like the 4:20 athlete of the year. So it’s like you can’t knock it. WWE gave you a platform, multiple WrestleManias, multiple Royal Rumbles, multiple Survivor Series, multiple everything. Sweet. Thank you. No harm. Thank you for all the money and the championships and how people and kids look at me because they got to see me on their screen.”

[h/t to for the transcription]


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