Ryback had a match with Mark Henry at this show. Henry approached Ryback before the match and he wanted to do more during this match than they were actually able to accomplish. Henry typically doesn’t have long matches, and at this point in his career he was starting to wind down. Ryback was forced to botch his finish according to the layout of the match, and he believes this was WWE’s way of finally burying him for good.
This was not a good moment for him, and he has tried to forget it. Even when he turned heel the following night he was well received by the crowd, but WWE followed that up by pulling all of his merchandise and further hurting his character. It’s like they didn’t want him to succeed at all.
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!