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10. Ryback Comments On Dana Warrior Saying He Lied To Benefit Off The Late Great Ultimate Warrior, Says WWE Leaks Out Plans Intentionally To Check Fan Interest

During a recent edition of Conversations with The Big Guy podcast, former WWE Superstar Ryback discussed comments made by Dana Warrior regarding him saying that there plans for him to face The Ultimate Warrior at WrestleMania 30. Below is what he said:

“We were asked a question by a fan if it was true about Ultimate Warrior/Ryback at WrestleMania 30, which I thought I answered very truthfully as I always have done here, and shared a true story about Mark Carrano sharing with me a very early preliminary sheet on WrestleMania, which it said Ryback vs. The Ultimate Warrior. I even mentioned that it could have been a big rib by WWE. It could have been them just f***ing with me, but that I was shown that, and then me and you discussed the possibilities of that match if it would have happened. Why would I make something like this up from several years ago if it wouldn’t have made any benefit to do so if I made it up. I’ve met Dana several times, and had always pleasant conversations with her and her two daughters, in which I will not share the encounter I had with her and her very kinds words towards me from her husband, which don’t need to be said here. That was my last meeting with her.”

Nothing I said was a lie, and she made it a point to call me a liar and that I was trying to ‘cash in’ on somebody’s grave I guess. My whole thing is – and I believe the Manager chimed in on this; I have no reason to lie about this for any reason. When was Dana Warrior and the Manager of Warrior hanging out backstage? When was the last time they hung out backstage at a WWE event when I’m there every week being in the mix, so how would they know that had I seen a sheet or not? Again, Vince McMahon may have pondered this idea where this was something he was thinking about and that he wanted to do this, and who knows where they were in the negotiations and what not. He may not have said anything to them; it could have been an idea he was just thinking about months ahead of time and Mark had the sheets in there for different shows and what not, and he may have showed me that; whether he was screwing with me, all made up; I never said this was going to happen, all I said was that it was shown to me and this was the idea going on right now in Vince’s head; so we discussed a possible match-up if it happened between he and I, so I don’t understand how it makes me a liar, or not true. They might have known nothing about it, but that didn’t have to stop me if the idea was possibly going to happen, a possible idea.”

WWE leaks out the majority of these things that they would leak out between Ryback and Ultimate Warrior, just to see if there’s any buzz there. They do this sort of thing all the time, with all the access that they have, and there were multiple articles about the idea of that match, and all we did was discuss the possibility of that match happening and I shared the truth of a sheet that was shown months ahead of time, I never said that it was supposed to happen, but all these headlines read that I was supposed to face the Ultimate Warrior at WrestleMania; I never said that directly, just a sheet. It could have all been a big lie, but we talked about the possibility of that match-up, so I don’t think the stuff was thought through on her end, but it is what it is.”

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