Ryback has been doing a lot of talking since leaving WWE back in May. He infamously left the company after contract negotiations with the powers that be ended poorly, and he sat for a few months while his WWE deal expired over the summer.
Since leaving WWE, Ryback has done a lot of complaining and bringing some of WWE’s dirty laundry to light, but it’s not getting the reaction he seems to think.
For example, he recently appeared on Busted Open Radio to discuss a failed pitch he gave to Vince McMahon for a match between him and Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania.
You can listen to the full interview right here. Below is a transcript of what Ryback said:
“My idea was, and I went to Vince, I’ve been asking for Brock Lesnar for WrestleMania for the last three years. But I told Vince, ‘you have to build me up properly.’ And I go, ‘this pay-per-view, it will break all-time records if you build this match up properly.’ And I asked him, I go, ‘you need to let me go away for six months’ and I go, ‘I live in Las Vegas [Nevada]. MMA is hugely, insanely popular. It’s pretty much the breeding ground here in Las Vegas of MMA.’ I said, ‘let me go join a fight camp, full-time, for six months. We will make it look like I’m about to go out and do a real fight. I come back to WWE though, challenge Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania.’”
Vince, just completely, it went over his head and I just remember sitting there dumbfounded. Like, ‘Jesus Christ! You can’t f–king be that out of touch.’ Maybe he didn’t want me to go away for six months or whatnot. I don’t know.”
What do you think about Ryback’s pitch to face Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania?