Matt Riddle has commented on the growing list of allegations against Vince McMahon.
On January 25th a new lawsuit hit the news filed by former WWE employee Janel Grant which accused Vince McMahon of sexual assault and sex trafficking. After the sickening allegations went public McMahon resigned from the TKO Board of Directors but denies any wrongdoing.
Matt Riddle worked for WWE during the period that the alleged incidents took place but was quick to deny any knowledge of what was going on in a new interview.
Appearing on Sunday Night’s Main Event, Riddle said he wasn’t surprised by the allegations, dubbing McMahon a “maniac.” He added that he isn’t the former UFC star named in the lawsuit — it’s been reported that the star in question is Brock Lesnar.
“Well, people say that (they were surprised), and granted I had no idea of anything going on. I don’t even politic my own matches. I show up and do my job. Honestly, if you watch any of his work from in-ring performances, the things he said and did, logic would tell you alone.
Especially, me, personally, all the good wrestlers that play good characters, that’s them. It might be turned up by ten or 100, but that’s them. When I see Vince do all the things he’s done from the 80s, 90s, early 2000s, I was not surprised. Some of it, a little, but yeah, the guy is a billionaire that owns a company. He’s done it all, seen it all, and wants to do more and see more. I don’t know, I’m not a billionaire.
I wasn’t the dude (alleged in the lawsuit). Brock was the dude he was talking to. It wasn’t me. I really have no comment, other than that. I’m not surprised. I hear people say they’re surprised. I’m not surprised. The guy was a maniac,”
Top WWE Executive Unable To Comment On Vince McMahon Allegations
The lawsuit against McMahon is also aimed at WWE with several unnamed top officials said to have been aware of the alleged abuse.
Speaking on his Something To Wrestle podcast, Bruce Prichard — a long-time McMahon associate and current WWE Executive — said he wasn’t “at liberty to discuss any legal matters with the company whatsoever.”
Prichard added that he’s not involved, and hasn’t been accused of anything.
H/t to Fightful