Ryback is joined on today’s show by his co-host, Phoenix Marie.
Ryback talks about his relationship with Curtis Axel. He says that Axel is a great guy who he had a great time working with. He adds that tagging with Curtis Axel was the most fun he ever had in his wrestling career, even though he considered that to be his ‘punishment period’ in WWE.
After spending a long period of time in the main event picture, Ryback was teamed with Curtis Axel and they’d rarely even have an entrance when they were wrestling on television. He points out that not getting an entrance for your match is a terrible feeling and he asked McMahon if he was being punished but McMahon answered, “I don’t believe in punishment, pal”. In spite of this, Ryback still thinks he was being punished for something at that time.
Ryback mentions that a former professional wrestler who he knew from working on the independent scene unfortunately committed suicide recently. This wrestler was known for taking unnecessary risks and being reckless with his body in the ring, and in spite of everyone’s warnings, he continued to take those risks until one night he took a bad bump and broke his neck.