WWE has never had so much programming on at the same time. WWE Backstage joins a laundry list of shows that WWE fans can watch now. If you ask Ryback that’s just too much content.
On Conversations With The Big Guy, Ryback wasn’t shy at all about sharing his opinion on WWE programming. There’s simply too much of it at this point. He said that Vince McMahon doesn’t care about Superstars and has “whored” them out since he bought the company from his father.
“There’s too much content. WWE is responsible for that. Vince McMahon just wants to make as much money as possible. He doesn’t care about the well-being of the talent. He’s whored them out from the beginning when he took the company over from his dad. All he cares about is making more and more money at any cost,” stated Ryback. “This late in the game, the fact that he hasn’t implemented any more positive changes into the welfare of pro wrestlers, been more lenient with their schedules, he just works them to the bone and that is all he cares about.”
“When people look back at the history of this they’re going to see all that Vince McMahon cares about is him having this obsession with money and it never being enough. It happens a lot with people who get to that level of success and riches. That is why none of this makes sense. He has found ways to make money on the back end of the talent. He’s gotten away with paying talent less and less until AEW came around and they had to force to start paying more money again, but he doesn’t care about any of this at the end of the day. He has told me, ‘Ryan, this is a business and I am a business man.'”
WWE has competition in AEW, but Vince McMahon’s strategy might be to overcrowd the marketplace with his own content instead. It’s definitely an interesting tactic. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be a guarantee to drive in more fans.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote