Feed him more to complain about. Ever since his release from WWE, Ryback has complained to everyone who will listen to him about how things were against him in WWE. This time around he’s talking about his time as a Paul Heyman Guy and how Heyman and CM Punk protected their spots.
Ryback recently appeared on the “Ross Report” and vented some frustrations about Punk and Heyman. The problem stems from Ryback being pulled from his bully character and being put into the feud to help Heyman against Punk. Here are the comments with transcription courtesy of Wrestlinginc.com:
“Paul needed somebody to buy him two or three months more on TV to extend his program with Punk. And they pulled me out of the bullying role that was going so well and put me with Paul.” Ryback recalled, “and that bullying role, even though ideally I would’ve still been babyface Ryback with the way things were the year before, I had embraced that role like I always did and I always did what was asked of me. It was actually a lot of fun. And I think they knew how much fun I was having with it and we stopped it, we put me with Paul, we let him do all his promos and do the majority of the talking, and I just stared and looked like the big, angry beast.“
Ryback went on to talk about his issues with Heyman.
“I respect Paul a lot and he has been in this business a long time, but we did not see eye-to-eye, Jim. And I had to have many discussions with Paul because, you have to remember, Paul and CM Punk were really, really good friends. And Heyman was supposed to be, from a creative standpoint, working with me and whatnot. And he was with Punk all day and they were discussing business and what they were going to do and it wasn’t doing me any favors and I knew that.”
At one point, Ryback cut a “two hour promo” on Heyman, airing all of his grievances in the process:
“I had one last discussion with Paul at the catering table in which he bought me beers for probably about two hours and I cut a two hour promo on him, everything, and just what I thought of him, and how he did his business with me, and I didn’t appreciate it. And he held a butterknife in his hand, holding it nervously for two hours. Jim, I kid you not, and Punk walked around [in] circles the entire time, like he was going to try to do something while I was talking with Paul, cutting this promo on him.”
Finally, Ryback vented about not being able to take one of the top spots in the company.
“You’ve got to remember, when you’re dealing at the WWE level, and you’re dealing with those top spots, you’re dealing with millions of dollars. The two guys that I had all my problems with, and everybody else there, I get along with just fine, was John Cena and CM Punk. And I’m not wrong on this, there [are] only a certain amount of slots up there, and those guys had those slots, and they wanted to keep those slots. And I think everything kind of stemmed from that.” Ryback said, “I think it is an issue of the whole when it comes down to that amount of money and those top, elite spots, I think [Cena]’s very sensitive to that and I saw it firsthand.”
Opinion: Yes Ryback, we’re aware that everyone held you back and gave you problems every day you were in WWE. At this point he’s been complaining about things almost as long as he was in the top spot and OF COURSE things were stacked against you. I’m not sure how much longer Ryback can go on complaining about things but it’s very tiresome at this point.
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Source: The Ross Report
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