• Former WWE Star Says His Career Would’ve Been Over If He Stayed Another Year In WWE
During a recent edition of “Conversation With The Big Guy” podcast, former WWE Superstar Ryback had the following to say regarding him leaving WWE being the best decision he ever made:
“When I left it was the best decision I had ever made because it allowed me to address my health that I put off for a long time, and physically I am in such a better place. No doubt in my mind that if I had stayed and re-signed the contract and given in to everything, I bet you my career would have been over after another year there.
I would have had to of had back surgery. My back would have been done because I didn’t get MRI’s when I was there because I didn’t know how bad I was, which is a very hard-headed thing to do, but not everyone was necessarily like that, but you don’t want to know how bad you are f***ing up your body.
Again, it was one move that really did me in, which was that back-pack stunner, but I didn’t know that, and I wouldn’t have known that had I not done the MRI’s and spoken to those who know about it. I feel that now I have a new body because of it at 36 because I took time off for different reasons, which was the best thing for me.
I look healthy, lost a little weight, and I got to chill out, work out for three hours. Being that heavy takes a toll on you. I naturally have to train heavy, which I got to dial down on that and not train as heavy this year so that everything can heal up.”
• Old School Video History (December 26th)
On this day in 1992, the former bodyguard of “The Million Dollar Man” Ted Dibiase, Virgil, wrestled a jobber with the name of John Rechner, who would be known as Balls Mahoney years later in ECW.
You can watch the match here:
• Promo For The 25th Anniversary Of Raw (Featuring The Undertaker’s Return) Released
Below is the promo for the 25th anniversary of Raw (which will feature The Undertaker’s return):