Conversation with the Big Guy Recap – Confronting McMahon at WrestleMania 31, Daniel Bryan In-Ring Return, Underutilized Talents, More!
Ryback recalls talking with Vince McMahon at WrestleMania 31 about the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. He was told he would win the Battle Royal and that the match would be on the main show. The day before he was told that plans had changed and it was a very frustrating day for him, so he had to talk to McMahon about it.
He confronted McMahon in the Gorilla position where they spoke for over 30 minutes. He told McMahon that a lot of WWE talents are miserable because “…your company sucks”. The Gorilla position cleared out as their discussion got heated, and McMahon urged Ryback to talk to him more often about these types of things. Unfortunately, nothing changed after their discussion that day.
Ryback feels that there’s a weird dynamic happening in WWE right now, and it sure appears that whoever Triple H likes gets protected. Ryback thinks that Triple H has Vince McMahon wrapped around his finger and can basically do whatever he wants at this point.
Ryback feels that Zack Ryder’s Intercontinental Championship win at WrestleMania last year could have been a springboard to a very successful upper-card run for him. Instead, they just took it away the following night, and that was the end of that. Situations like that just don’t make any sense to Ryback.
That sums up today’s episode of Conversation with the Big Guy. You can listen to the show yourself anytime here, and I’ll catch ya next week for another recap!