The conflict between the Big Guy Ryback and the WWE management has been going for quite a few months and this time, it is coming to public, gradually. The former Intercontinental champion Ryback, real name Ryan Reeves, issued a statement on his Tumblr account regarding the issue which resulted in his removal from WWE television tapings.
He wrote, “I will start by saying I did request to be taken off of WWE television until myself and Vince could get a yes or no on a new deal.” Here the issue is basically with the payments with the superstars. Sometimes guys like him are asked by the company to put over new talents and thereby lose the match. However, the losers are paid less than the rookie winners. This is the issue that Ryback wanted to address this time around as he falls victim of the same for years, now.
He added, “It blows my mind how in a sport which is predetermined from a company standpoint winners are paid so much more than the losers. Every single person who works for WWE from top to bottom is absolutely just as valuable as the next. The winners cannot win unless the losers go out there and agree to lose to them”
Ryback’s issue with the company is not new to anyone as the superstar who debuted as an unstoppable force has come down to jobber role who is only used to put over new guys. He is the perfect example of how an extremely talented guy can be wasted by WWE years after years. With the bad bookings one after another, the “big guy” had an opportunity to win the United States title at WWE Payback but the Creative was not definitely on the same page resulting the inevitable loss. Ryback came out at the PPV with the belt in his waist which said “The Pre-show Stopper.”
His frustrations did not end there as he went on writing, “I am proud to say I have never gone to change a finish and have gladly took pride in helping put over other talent. Hell, look at my pay per view record of 12-26 and you will see that has been the pattern of my career. I have always been confident in my ability and work ethic to being my best every day and ultimately always felt that by doing good it was the right thing to do.”
“WWE may very well release me, which if it is the case so be it. If we can work things out a lot needs to change as I am not living in fear and creatively cannot continue to live a life that limits me creatively. I have many other interests and passions and have been very smart with my finances over the years. I thank every WWE superstar from top to bottom for their sacrifices and for working with me,” he concluded.