Ryback is joined on today’s show by his co-host Phoenix Marie.
Ryback speaks about Sasha Banks and Alexa Bliss wrestling a match recently in India. They became the first two women to wrestle for WWE in India which was a groundbreaking moment. They wore more conservative outfits in respect for the culture there, but this match broke down barriers nonetheless. He says that this is a very cool story, and it’s great to see these types of barriers falling around the world.
He recalls Alicia Fox cutting a promo during one of WWE’s tours there when he worked for the company and that was a big deal at the time. The fact that two women were able to get in the ring and have a legitimate match is obviously an even bigger deal and a sign of how far we’ve come. He goes on to point out that perhaps WWE could have chosen two more seasoned performers who’ve been on the roster longer, but he had no issue with Banks and Bliss being involved due to their current popularity.
Ryback thinks WWE is making a great move by capitalizing on their enormous social media presence with the announcement of their new Facebook Watch show, “Mixed Match Challenge”. He thinks this is a very interesting concept and he’s intrigued to see how WWE moves forward with this idea.