He knows how to win friends. Matt Riddle came to WWE from the UFC with quite the reputation. While immensely talented, Riddle had a reputation as being a bit difficult to work with and being willing to say whatever is on his mind. This has become an issue before with fellow stars such as Goldberg, and now it may be getting him in some more trouble.
On Friday, Riddle posted a video to Twitter where he criticized his fellow wrestlers for not giving him a ride to work. While Riddle does not name any names, he does seem to be addressing multiple wrestlers at the same time. Tommaso Ciampa responded to the video with a Tweet of his own, telling Riddle to “go **** himself.” Ciampa is currently on the shelf recovering from a neck injury but is expected to be returning soon.
I don’t see this getting him over. Check out the video from Riddle and then Ciampa’s response:
The boys shall police themselves. Aka go fuck yourself. https://t.co/utYqw9jG92
— CIAMPA (@NXTCiampa) September 6, 2019
Opinion: The more you hear about him, the more Riddle seems to be his own worst enemy. He has all the talent in the world and would seem to be someone that could be a top star in NXT, but that isn’t going to be the case if he can’t get out of his own way. I don’t know how this was supposed to make things better, but the video isn’t exactly going to help his reputation whatsoever.
What do you think of the video? Or of Ciampa’s response? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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