Conversation with the Big Guy Recap – Thoughts on Jericho/Omega, Reaction to Goldberg’s Harsh Words, Mixed Match Challenge, More!

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Ryback is joined on today’s show by his co-host Phoenix Marie.

Ryback opens today’s show speaking about fans being distracted on their phones at wrestling events. He points out that cell phones have resulted in quieter fans, and it surprises him that promotions haven’t banned them yet. He also realizes that promotions love social media activity, so perhaps they love it when they see fans on their phones.

He loved the Wrestle Kingdom 12 match between Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega. He thought they both did a great job and he points out that he always had a great relationship with Jericho. They were always able to work well together, and he was nice to see this match work out well for him, Omega and everyone else involved.

A listener writes into the show and asks Ryback if he misses working for WWE. He says that he loves his position in life right now, but he does miss a lot of the guys and the friendships backstage. There were positives and negatives about working for WWE, but unfortunately the negatives are always highlighted by news websites.

He simply had to get away from WWE when he did, and he’s glad he did because his back was in miserable shape at that time. He would have never got an MRI if he continued working for WWE, and his back would have continued to deteriorate to a point where he would have required surgery and that would have ended his in-ring career.

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