He points out that it’s crucial to be able to think on your feet in WWE, and memorizing your promos word for word is not always an option. It’s crucial that you can take a script and make the promo come to life without memorization, and that’s what made guys like Steve Austin and The Rock stick out on the mic.
Ryback informs that he’s going to be wrestling Joey Mercury at WrestleCade this week. Mercury is one of his favourite people, and he points out that most people will know Mercury from his most recent run as one half of J&J Security on WWE programming. Mercury is a “badass” who’s working the indie scene right now, and Ryback is very excited to work with him.
Ryback says that working as a full time professional wrestler is not all it’s cracked up to be. Travelling the world is fun for a little bit, but then your life just becomes a constant state of deja vu. From rental cars to hotels, from hotels to planes, from planes to the arena, rinse and repeat. He says that it becomes very exhausting, and it’s no secret that the lifestyle results in a lot of people ‘self-medicating’ themselves in order to get through it.
Ryback comments on WWE’s release of James Ellsworth. He says that while Ellsworth might not fit the normal wrestler’s profile, WWE utilized him pretty well in a unique role. It was nice to see Ellsworth live out his dream for over a year, and he’s sure Ellsworth will be fine moving forward.