WWE Superstar and sure-fire Hall of Famer Randy Orton recently appeared on The Kurt Angle Show podcast. The former WWE Champion discussed a number of topics on the show, including how he hated Matt Riddle when they first met.
‘My olive branch was basically me just looking at Matt and I go ’˜Oh, there he is, there he is,’ just kind of ice breaker, expecting a ’˜Oh hey Randy, my name is Matt, nice to meet you’” Randy Orton revealed in their first meeting.
“But instead, Matt just kind of, with the bloodshot eyes, glanced over at me and just kept walking” Orton continued. “I remember thinking ’˜That motherf***er.’ For quite a while I didn’t like Riddle and it was because of that little scenario.’
Randy Orton on Matt Riddle
‘I love the guy now,’ Orton noted. ‘I’ve been in the locker room with the guy for probably a year, I was there when a couple weeks ago he forgot his verbiage live on RAW and scooted off on the scooter with Asuka in the back and everyone thought it was brilliant.”
“That was some of the best s–t I’ve ever seen” Orton continued. “His backstage character, the ’˜everything’s cool,’ and rambling nature of his promos, that works because in the ring, he goes, he reminds me of [Kurt Angle].”
‘That dude, he can do it all and he busts his ass in the ring” Randy Orton stated. “Some of the matches he’s had with Sheamus, not my style of match I like to do have, but the Riddle ’“ Sheamus matches I’ve seen as of late have been amazing. I think he’s going to do quite well, he’s going to do well, like you did Kurt.’
credit to WrestlingINC for the transcription
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