Riddle Trash Talks Roman Reigns, Claims Tribal Chief Doesn’t ‘Move The Needle’

Outspoken WWE Superstar Riddle has lashed out at WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns … but it’s safe to assume he was just trolling. Either that or he has a death wish.

During a recent chat with Bleacher Report’s Graham Matthews, the Raw roster member called into question Roman’s claims that he’s a needle mover, and said he could beat the SmackDown star in a real fight.


WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns on SmackDown and Matt Riddle on NXT


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,” Riddle said. “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,” he added.

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Riddle’s trash talk comes off the back of Roman’s recent proclamation that he’s responsible for the fact that this year’s SummerSlam was the most-watched SummerSlam in the history of the event.

Legitimate needle moving,” Reigns tweeted shortly after the numbers were announced.


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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,” Riddle continued in the aforementioned Bleacher Report interview. “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.”

It’s not the first time that Riddle has run his mouth off at a more senior Superstar. As you might recall, the Original Bro had some awkward backstage encounters with Goldberg after calling the WWE Hall Of Famer out on multiple occasions.

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