Ryback is joined on today’s show by his co-host Pat Buck.
Ryback informs that he’s not a fan of working matches with other big guys. He has had to work a few of these types of matches in WWE and again on the independent scene, but he thinks there’s only so much you can do in a match featuring two big men. He admits that those kind of matches do appeal to some fans, but he doesn’t enjoy working them.
Ryback and Buck talk about the legitimacy of shooting someone into the corner turnbuckles during a wrestling match. Ryback says the Hart family (especially Bret) were great at taking turnbuckle bumps, and there really is a trick to doing it well. Buck says he doesn’t like spots where talents back up before running across the ring to meet their opponent in the corner, and Sting is the only performer in his book who gets a pass for doing that during his ‘Stinger Splash’.
Buck talks about deciding to run less indie shows with his WrestlePro promotion. He thinks that the indie scene is in a buzz period, but not a boom period. Sure, there’s lots of talk and interest in indie wrestling, but not with mainstream audiences. He says it’s so risky being a promoter, and the reward doesn’t always outweigh the risk.