However, since his release in 2016, the relationship between Ryback and WWE has been rocky. Ryback has taken every opportunity to bash WWE’s product and take shots at Vince McMahon and other members of the company.
Ryback’s reputation has taken a nosedive over the years and WWE Hall Of Famer Mark Henry even called him ‘Cryback’ at one point in time.
While speaking on The Ryback Show, the former WWE Superstar revealed that he realized he was done with WWE in 2014, where he was part of Team Cena at the WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view. He lasted only 8 minutes in the match before being eliminated.
“That Survivor Series with Team Cena versus Team Authority was actually the point where I realized I was simply done with WWE. The build-up to that was put all around me after I came back as a babyface and received a terrific reaction. They made it the main storyline on what side was I going to go to. Then the day of the pay-per-view, I’ll never forget because Jamie Noble came up to me, he goes, ‘You’re going out first.’
Even though we had multiple things to get me out, if you go back and actually listen, you can hear how disappoitned the crowd was. I was checked out already. I just go, ‘It is what it is, you do your job.’ You do not do that, especially after what we had done before. That was just it, and I knew at that point it was just saving up to get out.”
We will have to wait and see where Ryback will end up should he make his return to WWE someday. It is highly unlikely many fans will care about his return either way.
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