A few days ago, it was reported that Ryback was negotiating a new deal with WWE. When Ryback appeared on the “Stone Cold Podcast”, he revealed that his contract is set to expire next year. Currently, he and WWE are negotiating terms on a tour bus, salary and Ryback’s position to the WWE product.
During his interview with Austin, Ryback also claimed that he told Vince McMahon personally that he can replace John Cena as the company’s next big star and poster boy of the WWE:
“I told Vince this. I am here for the long haul. Like, I want to be my absolute best and my best is going to end up pretty damn good, at the end of this, but the key to that is staying healthy and longevity here. People are going to take themselves out, people get injured, and opportunities open up. And I’ve said from day one, I’ve told Vince this to his face, I am the guy that can replace John Cena, and I’m not John Cena, I’m Ryback. But I’m the guy that can do that and I can sell [tickets], but I need to be healthy and I need to be here everyday for that to happen.”
The full interview between Ryback and Stone Cold can be heard right here.