Below are some excerpts from the interview:
On whether his match was a “WrestleMania Moment” for him:
“To be quite honest, absolutely not. The last 3 WrestleManias have not been great. I’m not going to go into a lot of detail on that, but it would’ve been nice to have been on the show where both of us belong. The US Title definitely belongs on there. Hopefully next year, if there is a next year, that it will be a better experience.”
On being in the main event:
“Absolutely. And that is what each and every day I go out there and prove my worth and that I am a one in a lifetime WWE Superstar. I am The Big Guy, the best big guy in the world and there is nobody like me. But I will continue to plug away and be the best version of me each and every day and hopefully at the end of the night, I’m where I belong.”
On the competition for the main event spot:
“I’ve heard in this business hard work doesn’t always pay off. So maybe The Big Guy has to go find another world where that does pay off. But you work really, really hard at something and you dedicate yourself, and you sometimes have to be told you’re somewhere else. That’s a tough pill to swallow time and time again, but I’ve never stopped believing in myself and I never will. Next year should undoubtedly be a big year for The Big Guy.”
You can watch the entire interview below.
Are you kidding me? Although decent in the ring, the Ryback character does not connect with the fans at all. Also, these comments being so public could end up hurting him long term. I would think that saying that you’re upset with your place in the company publicly, would give you negative publicity, and that’s never a good thing.