During his “Conversations With The Big Guy” podcast, Ryback gave his thoughts on why WWE talent continues to ask to be released from their contracts. Here’s what he had to say:
The lack of respect they [WWE] give to so many of the guys. Especially guys that have tenure there who have helped you make the guys that you are investing in, even more, that is the part of wrestling that really upsets me, they treat you like you are not a winner if you are not winning, but it’s fake. It’s the most ass backward community I have ever seen in my life.
That is the system that they [WWE] try. They want you to feel insecure and to not speak, they want you to do whatever, so I believe, and he is a man who I have no doubt in my mind that he has had conversations with Vince McMahon and Triple H, for him, if he is going on social media and doing it, this was his way of saying f–k you to you guys, you’re not listening I’m just going to put it out in public now you are going to acknowledge it one way or another and he gets to go home.
He is not the kind of guy that will b—h and cry in the locker room. He will go right up to them and tell them himself. I know the type of guy that he is. It’s not a Jordan Myles situation where he wants attention or anything like that.
This company has walked all over pro wrestlers for so long. The power to have more than one company to work for, the talent need to man up more than ever, but again, it’s a case by case basis. I waited until I had enough money where I was confident and was going to be okay to do what I wanted to do and I had to wait until a certain point and I had been fed up far before that, I’m sure he is at a point where he is financially comfortable enough to take a chance. A guy like Mike Kanellis who hasn’t been there that long, you are taking more of a chance doing that, but I commend doing it.
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