Ryback opens today’s show by speaking about the adjustments that are necessary for performers when they’re returning from injury, and what it takes to get comfortable in the ring again. He informs that he was out of action for over a year and a half with an ankle injury while working for WWE, and when he came back he had his first match with Alex Riley.
He says that he loves Alex Riley, and calls him an amazing talent and performer. They were able to have a good match and he felt like he never left. He does admit that in WWE the rings are always the same size and they always feel the same. On the indie scene however, the rings are often different sizes and the mat quality can vary significantly from one town to the next. Nonetheless, he’s usually able to adapt to the circumstances fairly quickly.
A listener writes into the show and asks Ryback who he considers to be the hardest working person he’s met in the wrestling business. He says that everyone works hard in the business and that’s a very difficult thing to measure. Everyone works hard in different ways, and he points out that some Superstars even have to go home to and take care of young children after several days on the road.