During a recent edition of Conversation With The Big Guy podcast, former WWE Superstar Ryback talked about what WWE should have done differently with his initial run, some WWE fans taking “fake fighting” too seriously and more.
Below are the highlights:
On what WWE should have done differently with his initial run:
“I could have done a million different things. When I first got put into the main event, the first thing they should have done is that I shouldn’t have lost when I did with CM Punk. I should have never been put in that position with the momentum that we had. We had that for about 7, 8 months after that. Or, you avoid putting me into that position altogether and you continue to build me up and letting the process naturally evolve. That was about it. It’s not rocket science.
We had lightning in a bottle, and they decided to let it out, and that is all there is to it. That could be recaptured in the right situation again, but you have to have both sides going for the same goal. If they’re not, then sh*t happens. Everything was great, and there were good moments from that run, but anybody that knows anything about pro wrestling knows that it was all by design. It is what it is, it was a great learning experience, but who the f*** cares. It’s all fake anyways.”
On some WWE fans taking the “fake fighting” too seriously:
“I only think there is an outrage with a small percentage online where everyone migrates towards each other. The noise gets louder because they are all talking to each other, and are screaming to be heard. You aren’t going to please everybody. There are trillions of people on the planet. They have a product, and are making money obviously. They have a system that they have in place where they want an emphasis on the brand and not on an individual superstar. They know what exactly they are doing.
When people are hot and cold, they know what they are doing and when they are doing it and know why they are doing it. They have an exact system in place. The brand makes money and you are never going to please everybody anyways. Even when they go in a direction where they put the championship on AJ Styles, you are going to have people that are going to be pissed off. They would say that Nakamura should be champion, etc. There’s always going to be people that are going to be outraged no matter what they do.
My thing is enjoy it for what it is, it’s fake fighting. You have to look in the mirror and ask yourself why am I getting so upset. They take it too seriously. The energy spent is real as far as effort into the ring, but everything else is fake. Focus on what you like and then guess what? When it shuts off, don’t think about it. Go enjoy your life and try to better yourself. If you are worried about decisions that this company is making when it’s not on, I can tell you one thing, your life is not where it should be, straight up. It’s like people attacking and judging other people, why are you attacking and judging other people? Just focus on being a better person.”