Let us take a look at the top 8 WWE News & Professional Wrestling stories of the hour:
8. WWE Officially Announces Ryback’s Departure (Update on His Future), Stone Cold/Dean Ambrose Podcast Tonight
WWE has officially announced the departure of former Intercontinental Champion Ryback from the company. Here’s what WWE posted: “Effective today, Aug. 8, 2016, WWE has parted ways with Ryback and he is no longer under contract. WWE wishes Ryback the best in all his future endeavors.”
Below is what Ryback said in a video about his departure a couple of days ago:
“THE BIG GUY Ryback would like to wish the WWE the best in their future endeavors. From this point forward, myself and the WWE will no longer be conducting business together. I would like to personally say thank you to all the WWE performers whom I’ve had the pleasure of being in the ring with. Monday, Aug. 8, FeedMeMore.com going live.”
Word is that Ryback would still be wrestling a full time schedule, so expect him to take a lot of independent bookings, or become exclusive to a promotion.
Below is what WWE posted regarding the Stone Cold/Dean Ambrose podcast tonight after Raw:
“The Stone Cold Podcast returns with a brand-new episode, and the special guest will be WWE Champion Dean Ambrose. What does Ambrose have to say about The Shield, becoming WWE Champion, WWE’s New Era and more? Find out on a live Stone Cold Podcast tonight, immediately following Raw on WWE Network.”
7. Daniel Bryan To Appear on Tonight’s Raw
SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan will appear on tonight’s Raw. Below is what WWE posted:
“After Randy Orton’s Raw invasion to ambush Brock Lesnar prompted The Beast Incarnate to launch a shocking counterattack during SmackDown Live, Raw General Manager has invited SmackDown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan to visit Team Red this Monday night.
What will The Hardcore Legend have to say to The “Yes!” Man now that the rivalry between The Viper and The Anomaly brought chaos to both brands? You won’t want to miss what’s sure to be an eventful face-to-face meeting between Team Red and Team Blue’s General Managers, two weeks before The Biggest Event of the Summer.”