Ryback open today’s show by speaking about Hulk Hogan’s reinstatement into the WWE Hall of Fame. He points out that the things Hogan said were as bad as it gets, but he truly thinks that Hogan realized it was wrong and has apologized on multiple occasions. Hogan’s now volunteered to speak with young people in the hopes of preventing them from making the same mistakes that he did.
Ryback thinks it makes all the sense in the world for Hogan and WWE to get back together. He thinks it’s fair to give Hogan another chance because he’s a big part of why WWE is the successful brand it is today. He’s very happy for Hogan personally.
Ryback thinks Hogan truly understands the magnitude of what he said and did, and is genuinely remorseful for the way he hurt people, specifically given his public status and the fact that a lot of young people look up to him.
Ryback says he enjoyed this past Sunday’s Extreme Rules event. He points out that a lot of shows have “cookie cutter” matches nowadays where everyone’s doing the same moves. He thought this show did a good job of varying its matches, both in terms of length and in terms of the moves utilized within matches. He thought WWE Producers did a good job of steadily building the card from match one to the main event, because it doesn’t make sense to have the opening match resemble the main event.