Ryback is joined on today’s show by his co-host Phoenix Marie.
Ryback opens today’s show speaking about a recent indie appearance where the promoter botched his entrance. He says that he has had mostly great experiences on indie scene thus far since leaving WWE nearly two years ago. Unfortunately, he recently appeared at an event which was the promoter’s first crack at putting off a live event.
He says that things went fine for the most part but his entrance was botched. His music was stopped as he was in the middle of his entrance and he didn’t know what was going on. After some time he screamed at the tech guy to start his music again and he went on with his entrance. He says the fans were great throughout the whole thing, and they continued to be great throughout what turned out to be a short match because his opponent unfortunately hurt his shoulder.
Ryback talks about his experience dealing with rude fans. He says he can recall eBay collectors showing up at airports early in the morning using their kids as bait to get autographs from wrestlers, so they could then sell the autographs on eBay and turn a profit. Ryback says that kind of stuff would really bother him, but he had no issue signing or taking pictures with respectful fans.
He call recall some of the collectors telling him to ‘F*** off” when he respectfully declined to sign for them, and he had no issue returning that sentiment to those rude fans. He says that when young guys show up on the main roster they fall into the trap of these collectors but over time everyone figures out what’s going on there, and eventually some performers develop the unfair and unfortunate reputation of being rude.