Conversation with the Big Guy Recap – Royalty Cheques, Shooting on Cena, Wellness Policy for Part Timers, More!
Ryback starts today’s show by commenting on RAW’s recent backstage angle, where Anderson and Gallows ripped the head off of a Dusty Rhodes bear. Cody Rhodes tweeted out his displeasure of this segment shortly after it aired and Ryback agrees that it was a ‘shitty’ thing for WWE to do. He doesn’t believe there was any point to it, and it didn’t accomplish anything.
He says if you know the people there (at WWE), this kind of thing doesn’t surprise you whatsoever. It was an unnecessary thing for them to put on their programming and he’s happy that Cody Rhodes spoke out about it immediately after it aired.
Ryback wonders when professional wrestling turned into gymnastics. He doesn’t believe that wrestlers need to take as many unnecessary risks as they’re taking as of late, and he feels that doing a bunch of flips and dives doesn’t make you a good wrestler, and it doesn’t make you tough. He urges those guys to try some of those flips the next time they’re in a real-life fight, and see how it works out for them.
He admits that there is a time and a place for everything. At certain large events such as Wrestlemania or WrestleKingdom, he can appreciate some guys going ‘over the top’ with one or two riskier moves. Unfortunately, it has become all too common for a lot of talents to rely solely on their ability to flip in order to get hired and that’s a sad thing.