Matt Riddle's criticism of Goldberg wasn't his way of trying to get a match with the WWE Hall of Famer.
It's been widely known that Riddle isn't exactly a fan of Goldberg's wrestling with Riddle recently critiquing Goldberg's match against Dolph Ziggler at SummerSlam back in August. In an interview with Sportskeeda's Gary Cassidy, Riddle said he's not really looking to wrestle Goldberg, but wouldn't be opposed to doing that match if it was ever offered to him.
Both Riddle and Goldberg even had a brief exchange of words at SummerSlam and Riddle's comments on that meeting can be read here.
"With Goldberg, I was never even really wanting a match. I mean, I would take it for sure. He's Bill Goldberg, you know? The guy is money. At the same time, I never wanted a match. It was more so my opinion on his workrate and his wrestling - not his ability to generate money or put butts in seats. It was his salary, his workrate. And I talked to Goldberg, we talked about it, he thought I was being disrespectful. I was like, 'Okay, man, that's my opinion. I'm just not a huge fan of your work. I'm just not. It's not great pro wrestling.' It's like, 'You've got a great jackhammer, great spear but the wrestling... Uhh.' I'm not lying. I feel like if I'm not lying, I'm not being disrespectful. Especially as that's how you make your money," Riddle said.
In that match against Dolph Ziggler, Goldberg quickly won the match, his first since facing The Undertaker at WWE Super ShowDown in June.