After months of conflicts between both parties, the WWE and Ryback have decided to part ways. The rift started during this year’s beginning when Ryback was not happy with his position in the company. WWE creative was not interested either rooting for him. As a result, he became almost rebellious causing his departure from the company.
Almost seven months have passed since that incident in May but the tensions are still continuing. As per a report from PWInsider.com, Ryback wants to launch his own nutritional and food supplements under the banner of Ryback brand. But the WWE will not let him do that since the name is an exclusive property of the company.
Ryback might have guessed the same problem and to avoid the loophole, he changed his name legally, prior to the recent rift. His original name Ryan Allen Reeves was changed to Ryback Allen Reeves so that he can endorse things under his own name brand.
Although there are no legal issues of bringing the new brand Ryback products in the market, WWE lawyers might want some additional time from the court over the matter. This is the same reason why Ryback does not use the original name while appearing in the indie scenes. His appearances are advertised as the Big Guy. He has been featured in a couple of independent wrestling events after departing from the WWE.
His first appearance was in the Northeast Wrestling’s Rumble in Rockland event. He followed it up with Wrestling Under the Stars Five event under the same banner. He is also scheduled in the United Kingdom in the Five Star Wrestling event, next year. He’ll be competing against Johny Mundo (former WWE Superstar John Morrison) for the five-star wrestling championship.
Ryback has opened up on numerous occasions in his own podcast regarding his ongoing issues with the WWE. We thought the rift has been over but it seems they are still not on the same page.