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Indie News: Joey Ryan comments on how much money he makes in the Indies

823   //    15 Oct 2017, 11:57 IST

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Joey Ryan is sleazy, and he will be the first one to tell you so...

What's the story?

Joey Ryan recently conducted an interview with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated where they talked about a wide range of topics. One of them was how much he earns on the independent scene; which Ryan states that he makes "above average WWE money."

In case you didn't know...

The 37-year old Joey Ryan started his professional wrestling career in 2000. He's wrestled for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla since 2003 but is most known for Lucha Underground where he has wrestled for since 2015.

Ryan's claim to fame is his rather "strong" midsection as you can see below...

The heart of the matter...

In regards to working on the indies, Joey states that he gets to make his own rules and set his own schedule. These reasons are why Joey is fine either way if the WWE gives him a call or not down the road.

In regards to working for the WWE, Ryan said, "That’s if they were to approach me; if they don’t approach, then that’s OK, too.” A few professional wrestlers echoed this sentiment lately including Austin Aries and Cody Rhodes.

They also talked about his "sleazy" character and if it would work in the TV-PG WWE world. Ryan made a very simple comment in regards to that:

“If Vince is still taking headbutts, then he could definitely take this, too."

Ryan did admit that his powerful penis described earlier in this article would probably not be used in today's WWE. He believed that the WWE is not the right place for that gimmick.


What's next?

You can follow Joey Ryan on Twitter @JoeyRyanOnline to keep up with his upcoming appearances. He posted on October 4th that he is going to wrestle two different shows:

Author's take

I'm definitely a fan of Joey Ryan as he brings a level of entertainment that is different from others in professional wrestling. It's a gimmick that sets him apart from the pack.

Being from the midwest, I had to rely on YouTube and social media to find out about Joey Ryan as a lot of these shows do not come around here. With that said, I was very excited when I heard he signed with Lucha Underground as this gave me the ability to see him on television on a regular basis.

I cannot fault Joey's thinking in regards to if the WWE calls. I think they should call because he has a unique character, but it's good to know that he'll do just fine if he doesn't get that call.

I've been a passionate wrestling fan since I was a Little Stinger watching the NWA at my Grandma's house on Saturday nights in the 1980's. Since the start of 2015, I have hosted a pro wrestling podcast called Lost In The Midcard with my good friend Matt Black where we cover all wrestling promotions. My favorite wrestler of all-time is Ric Flair; while my favorite wrestlers today include Dean Ambrose, Kenny Omega, and Kevin Owens.
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