Ryback opens today’s show speaking about WWE Superstars exposing the business, and WWE embracing it through shows like Total Divas. He says that the wrestling business has been exposed now and everyone knows it’s fake, but there’s no need for the Superstars to drive it down our throats by posting pictures with their ‘enemies’ on social media. It’s no secret that wrestling is for kids, but there’s no point in sacrificing more mature audiences by blatantly ignoring television storylines.
He points out that good characters and good stories will make people look past the fact that the wrestling is fake, but WWE has failed to provide either as of late. He doesn’t think shows like Total Divas are doing the business any favours, because that show goes into detail about everything happening behind the scenes at WWE.
Ryback talks about the process of memorizing promos in WWE. He recalls getting the script for one of his promos during his feud with John Cena very late in the day, but he was still able to memorize it pretty accurately. When he got to the building that evening, Vince McMahon had torn the script up and the writers were in the middle of re-writing his promo.
He was set to open the show that night and received the new script right before the show went on air. He hit the bullet points of the promo as best he could because it was impossible to recite the promo word for word with so little time before the show began. He delivered the promo and McMahon was fine with it.