WWE insiders unravel what Brock Lesnar said to spark Matt Riddle Royal Rumble ‘argument’

WWE Champion Brock Lesnar told Matt Riddle before Sunday’s Royal Rumble that they will never work together during a verbal altercation backstage. Pro Wrestling Sheet broke the news during the annual pay-per-view event and claimed that the two WWE superstars had a tense encounter.

Kid, you might as well stop saying my name and tagging me in s**t because you and I will never work together. Ever

Brock Lesnar

However, Lesnar and Riddle never got physical during their brief confrontation, which was not part of a wrestling storyline.

TalkSPORT went into more detail as they reported that The Beast addressed The King of Bros’ recent statements about him on social media.

The NXT superstar has been trying to get a match with the UFC legend for years and even claimed that he will retire him one day.

The Conqueror doesn’t seem impressed with Riddle’s cockiness as he grabbed him by the shoulder and told him to drop the act because they will “never work together”.

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Lesnar said: “Kid, you might as well stop saying my name and tagging me in s**t because you and I will never work together. Ever.”

The ex-UFC Heavyweight Champion immediately walked away after saying his piece with no regard for a potential response by Riddle, who is said to have been composed during the entire confrontation.

Express Sport were at the Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas during the Royal Rumble and can confirm both reports.



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Riddle has been claiming that he will be the man to end Lesnar’s legendary career since last year.

He previously said: “Retiring Brock that’s no secret. That’s been the goal since I started wrestling, since the very beginning. I like to set goals that seem impossible.

“Only one person can retire Brock Lesnar. Only one person can end his career – and that person is going to be me.

“I don’t like how he does it. I don’t like the respect that he shows. And I don’t like the work rate he puts out.


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“That’s just my personal opinion, I think that he’s capable of more.

“Maybe it doesn’t work out for him, maybe it doesn’t work out the first time but I guarantee you I’m going to beat him – and I’m going to retire him.”

Both WWE superstars went on to compete in the Men’s Royal Rumble Match later that night but never met in the ring.

Lesnar put together a stunning performance with 13 eliminations to his name but was thrown over the top rope by Drew Mcintyre a few minutes before Riddle entered the fray.

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