Ryback is not in WWE anymore, but he’s paying attention to the business as a whole. He understands that Vince McMahon is a businessman and Disney has way more money to spend at this point.
While speaking to Chris Van Vliet, Ryback shared his opinion on Vince McMahon possibly selling WWE to Disney. He’s got a feeling that there’s already something going on with Fox and Disney. Since Mickey Mouse’s company already owns Fox it might not be too far of a stretch.
“I think there’s something going on with Fox and Disney, and I think if they take over WWE at some point, which I firmly believe they will. 100%. That is my personal opinion. I don’t see Hunter sticking around like Vince. Just from stuff that I feel like I understand (and) what’s going on. Someone has to take it over and they’ve gotten so big, it’s going to take someone like that to run. Personally, they have dumbed down the product and made it very simple to run for a big corporation to takeover. Take out the psychology that made it and anyone can run it.”
“Vince has already handed over to Fox on decisions, on SmackDown. It’s already going on. He’s never been like that before. I believe it’s the first part in the process with the XFL coming up. Running a major football promotion, do you know how much time and effort that takes? I think it’s the beginning steps of something bigger going on.”
Disney already owns Marvel, National Geographic, Fox, and they’re partnered with Pixar. They have a huge amount of content already, but WWE could also be a very valuable property.
On a side note, Endeavor media, the same company that just transformed WWE Network, is also the company handling Disney Plus. This might change WWE significantly if Disney ever buys WWE, but Alexa Bliss will probably be very happy about it.
Thanks to Fightful for the quote