Ryback was recently a guest on Busted Open, where he talked about the time he pitched an idea to feud with Brock Lesnar to Vince McMahon for about 3 years. He believed that he would have been a credible Wrestlemania opponent for Lesnar.
According to him, the storyline would have been him leaving the company to compete in MMA only to return back with newly acquired MMA skills and then proceed to challenge Lesnar at Wrestlemania. He believed that the storyline would have been perfect with him living in Las Vegas where MMA is insanely popular.
His additional thoughts to Vince were:
“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”.
But apparently, Vince dismissed the idea and proceeded by responding “Jesus Christ! You can't f--king be that out of touch.” According to him, Vince didn’t like the prospect of him being out for 6 months but he isn’t absolutely sure. Apart from that Ryback also spoke about fighting for Bellator.
“Yes. They've gone back and forth. They definitely want me to fight for them.”
He isn’t sure about it yet and is taking things slow for the time being. Talking about CM Punk’s UFC Debut the Big Guy had some opinion on the matter.
“I give Punk a lot of credit for the courage that he showed in going and doing that. But they made some key mistakes with him”.
Ryback’s comments were rather interesting given the fact that he was roasted by CM Punk on the highly controversial episode of “Art Of Wrestling” podcast along with Colt Cabana with Punk blaming Ryback for injuring him several times.
Ryback had stated that he was supposed to be the top heel in the company and was scheduled to wrestle AJ Styles at the “Grandest stage of them all”. He stated this on his podcast “Conversation with the Big Guy” where he said that:
“My opponent was supposed to be AJ Styles at Wrestlemania. Which Vince told me I am going to squash that little twerp”
Ryback left WWE earlier this year as he was apparently fed up with the lies and hopes that he was promised and was not happy about the travel expenses either. He declined a 3 year, $1.5 million per year deal from the WWE and chose to wrestle independently instead.
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