Ryback informs that he wrestled former WWE Superstar, Joey Mercury at last weekend’s WrestleCade event. The show was a great success but he thought it ran too long, approaching the 5-hour mark in length. He mentions that WWE live events last anywhere from 2:30-2:45, and they’ve found that to be the best length in terms of satisfying fans but also keeping their attention.
Anything under 2 and a half hours and people feel like they don’t get their money’s worth, but 3 hours or more of wrestling in a row is simply too long. He says that working with Mercury was great and he was very happy with how the match turned out. He believes it’s only a matter of time before Mercury returns to WWE again.
In regards to the rumours that WWE is planning to have an all-female Royal Rumble match at next month’s PPV, Ryback says, “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it”. He doesn’t think WWE has the female roster to properly execute this match right now, and he thinks WWE would be rushing this idea if they plan it for next month’s show. He doesn’t think it’s a terrible idea, but he’s not sure how they’d execute it so that both Rumble matches are unique, and he just doesn’t think the timing is right at the moment.