Seth Rollins and Matt Riddle, two prominent WWE stars, were no strangers to discord in the past. Last summer, their on-screen rivalry took a personal turn, as real-life tensions seeped into the storyline. The source of the animosity could be traced back to comments made by Riddle's ex-wife about Becky Lynch years ago, fueling resentment behind the scenes.
Rollins, for his part, wasn't exactly enamored with the former UFC standout. However, after an intense feud that spanned several months, Rollins has now revealed that they have reconciled and are on better terms, proving that he doesn't harbor grudges.
In a recent interview on "Impaulsive," Rollins shared, "Things that happen outside of here, that is what it is ... he apologized, and we've mended fences. I don't write anybody off, I'm not like one of those guys that's like 'No second chances; you do wrong by me, I hate you forever.'
I'm not that stubborn, it's not that serious –- unless you do some real nasty stuff. Everyone makes mistakes, and I'm all about forgiveness, second chances, what have you. I will give you the benefit of the doubt. He was a big man about it and came forward and apologized, and we were able to work together, and I'm happy for that."
Rollins Sparks Controversy with Provocative Comments
During the peak of their feud, Rollins found himself at the center of controversy when he referenced Riddle's personal family issues in a pre-taped interview segment.
This provoked an expletive-laden response from 'The Original Bro,' mirroring an iconic exchange between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier in the UFC. However, Rollins stands by his actions and believes that such provocative comments served to enrich the narrative.
"I don't think there's ever such a thing as 'too far'.. you remember it though, and we're talking about it months later," Rollins asserted. "We had a bit of a real-life beef if you will. I had a bit of an issue with him. You kind of got to see that play out on live television a little bit, and it worked to our favor because now we have our own moment that's viral and you remember, and it affected you.
Win, win, win, I would say." This revelation sheds light on the dynamics that often unfold backstage in the world of professional wrestling. It serves as a testament to the complexities of human relationships and how even in the world of scripted entertainment, real emotions and conflicts can intertwine, ultimately adding depth and intrigue to the stories portrayed in the ring.
As both Rollins and Riddle continue their respective journeys in WWE, fans can now look forward to witnessing their interactions with a newfound understanding of the genuine camaraderie that lies beneath the surface.