Ryback had a forgettable run as part of the first season of NXT back in 2010, but eventually gained a lot of momentum after leaving The Nexus and becoming a singles star. His luck ran out as Ryback was eventually let go by WWE in 2016. His reputation has been maligned in a big way and it appears Ryback doesn’t understand why he was called a locker room cancer in WWE.

Long after his WWE release, Ryback more or less made it his life’s purpose to go after Vince McMahon and his company for a variety of reasons. He was also in contention with WWE over his own name for quite a few years.

Ryback announced that he is set to return to the ring after long hiatus. Because of this, Ryback previously called out Goldberg for a retirement match. He doubled down on his desire to face the WWE Hall Of Famer as well.

Dutch Mantell recently called him a locker room cancer in WWE after Ryback’s actions in the past few years. While speaking on his podcast, Ryback made it clear he didn’t understand why Mantell called him a locker room cancer in WWE despite their good relations.


“I sent Dutch a thing. Dutch was always very nice to me in WWE. And then he’d said some things on his show months back, saying I was a locker room cancer. I just said, as I said to Jim, ‘Dutch, I would love to have a conversation.’ Whether it’s on your show, you want to come on here if you want to have a live conversation. I’m just curious; why the random heel turn on me? But everyone is going to have an opinion. There are going to be people that say yes or no.”

Ryback also recently made bizarre claim about a potential match with Goldberg. Regardless, only time will tell whether Ryback actually gets to compete against Goldberg in AEW.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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