The Undertaker has created quite the stir over the past few weeks after an interview with Joe Rogan saw The Deadman claim that the current generation of WWE stars is “soft.”
Several current WWE stars have responded to the comments including Goldberg, Roman Reigns, Edge, and Bobby Lashley. Riddle was the latest star to be asked his thoughts on the comments during an interview with Vincente Beltran.
“I would tell Undertaker or anyone else—times have changed, the human race and everyone is evolving, and yes, we don’t carry knives and guns to work because we have metal detectors and things keep us safe, so people don’t do that. We have a Wellness Policy where we are all getting tested regularly, so we are safe and in our right state of mind.”
“I’ll tell you this—I love my job, I show up to work, and mind you, I am a former professional UFC fighter that broke people’s jaws in a steel cage. something that wasn’t around when he was a young man, and I bet if it was, he still wouldn’t have stepped up because it takes a different breed.”
“So, that’s that and he shouldn’t say certain things that—he knows there’s an upcoming roster of real savages, not pretend ones, so he should watch out. But—I still respect him, I think he’s just a little overzealous and I don’t think meant any ill-will or meant anything mean, I just think he thought his time was tougher and I will say this when he worked, times were tougher—they weren’t as smart either and they were dumber, so they abused certain things, they abused their bodies and they’re all paying the price for it. Today’s wrestler, we’re smarter, you work smarter, and if even if you think we’re taking more bumps.”
Riddle challenges Bobby Lashley for the United States Championship tonight at Elimination Chamber. As of writing it’s unclear if Keith Lee will remain part of the match.