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NXT Talent Advised Not To Call Out RAW And SmackDown Stars After Incident Involving Brock Lesnar and Matt Riddle

WWE Held Media Class At Performance Center Tuesday Morning

Brock Lesnar Matt Riddle Altercation

WWE held a media class today at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, FL.

According to PWInsider, there was a specific mention to not call out or tweet RAW and SmackDown talent without their knowledge. This was in response to an incident that occured at the Royal Rumble Sunday between Brock Lesnar and Matt Riddle.

In regard to stories that Brock Lesnar and Matt Riddle had a run-in at the Royal Rumble backstage, where Lesnar made it clear to Riddle (who constantly talks about retiring Lesnar on social media) that he will never work with Riddle, so he should knock it off, there’s absolutely truth to the story, to the point that earlier today, during a media class at the WWE Performance Center, there was a specific mention of not tweeting and calling out talents from Raw and Smackdown without their knowledge, which got a big laugh from the NXT talents in attendance.

Various sources including Pro Wrestling Sheet, Fightful, and talkSpot have confirmed a verbal altercation between Lesnar and Riddle occured prior to the Royal Rumble.

Alex McCarthy of talkSport states that Lesnar specifically told Riddle that he should quit speaking about him, as they will never work together.

Brock Lesnar reportedly said the following to Matt Riddle backstage.

“Kid, you might as well stop saying my name and tagging me in shit because you and I will never work together. Ever.”

Many began speculating that Riddle was punished during the Royal Rumble, being eliminated almost immediately, but that apparently was always the plan.

Matt Riddle posted the following message on Twitter following the Royal Rumble.

This is a pic from this years 2020 Royal Rumble, as you can tell by my face everything went according to plan

Matt Riddle has been very vocal on social media about his feelings towards Brock Lesnar, going as far as stating he wanted to retire him.