9. Alberto Del Rio Says Ryback’s Comment About India Is “Completely Stupid”, Ryback Responds
We noted before how former WWE Superstar Ryback recently said on his “Conversation with The Big Guy” podcast that India is a poor country and that WWE’s decision of expanding in India is not the right decision.
During a recent interview with WrestlingInc, former WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio (now known as Alberto El Patron in Impact Wrestling) had the following to say about Ryback’s comments:
“That really makes me laugh. To be honest, I really like Ryback. He’s a guy that … (laughs) I mean, I like the guy, he’s a nice person. But I mean – it’s ridiculous that someone like him, who hasn’t done much in the business … he had some good times. In WWE, he had some good moments, he had a good run, he had a good career. But he hasn’t really done anything in this business yet. And I’m putting this in the nicest way because I like the guy. I do not want to disrespect the guy. But his comment is completely stupid.
Me, I’m a third generation wrestler. A guy who has seen it all, accomplished it all everywhere. A guy who has worked for the most important companies around the world, and was the champion in each and every one of them. I’m telling you this – India is the perfect market for pro wrestling, because there is a lot of passion and love for the sport. This is my second time in India, and I can feel and see how passionate the Indian fans are for pro wrestling.
I come from a third world country, from Mexico, where there isn’t too much money -– we don’t have too much money. But we never regret something we manage -– we go and spend the money we have in order to be entertained. So I can compare India with my country, Mexico. We might not have a lot of money like countries -– like Germany, or United States or Spain, but we work hard every single day, to get the things that we like, and to spend money on the things that we like. So, India is a big market -– for Impact Wrestling, they want to see us here, and we want to be here. As long as the Indian fans continue to support Impact Wrestling, we will continue to come down here.”
Below is what how Ryback responded to this on his podcast:
“Apparently people have misquoted and taken comments made on CWTBG and spun them. For the record I love India and the culture. FM’s grow up.”