5 reasons Matt Riddle is disrespecting WWE legends on social media
It all started months ago, when Matt Riddle posted a screenshot on his Twitter and Instagram accounts. The picture revealed that WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg had blocked Riddle on Twitter. The King of Bros wrote that he can't wait to see his match at Super ShowDown, hinting at Goldberg not being a good wrestler.
Soon after, Riddle targeted several other WWE legends like Booker T, Chris Jericho, and Lance Storm in a scathing tweet, indicating that he will beat up each and every one of them. The tweets have caused quite a stir, with several fans siding with Matt, while others berating him for disrespecting legends. But this months-long drama could be much more than a young gun disrespecting a bunch of past Superstars. Here are 5 possible reasons why Matt Riddle is disrespecting WWE legends.
#5 A surefire way to stay in the limelight
There comes a time in a wrestler's career when they stop making headlines and resort to stirring up controversies to get back in the limelight. On the other hand, this strategy has been effectively used by newcomers, in order to make news and get talked about by fans and critics.
Riddle's constant attacks on Superstars from the past could be his way to keep the limelight on himself. Although he is a legit MMA fighter, he's still not as big of a name in WWE as some of the stars on the main roster. Getting involved in a bunch of controversies in the early stages of one's career could certainly prove fatal, but it sometimes yields positive results. For example, Stone Cold Steve Austin's rant on Eric Bischoff and WCW during his short stint in ECW was one of the reasons WWE saw potential in him, and the rest is history.