Originally posted by Oliver James
*UPDATE* – Would you believe it, Ryback has come out and spoken up on the recent rumours. You can visit his entire post HERE, but to sum up Rybacks stands up and calls out for equal pay among the talents backstage from the top guys to the bottom, stating;
‘Why not pay the talent equally? The winners have more MERCH as it is … but why make the guy who is told to and agrees to lose earn less and sacrifice spots in big pay per view match ups etc’
The post makes for a very interesting and honest read, with Ryback opening up about never changing a finish, and his pride for the people he has helped to out over and I urge any wrestling fan to read it. He ends saying;
‘WWE may very well release me, which if it is the case so be it. If we can work things out a lot needs to change as I am not living in fear and creatively cannot continue to live a life that limits me creatively’ before hinting at other passions in his life and a thank you to all the talent in the back.
Looks like Ryback may very well be following Wade Barrett out of the door come the summer, as reports from PWInsider.com state the Superstar is off TV indefinitely. Ryback, last seen on the Payback Pre-Show in a losing effort to Kalisto for the WWE United States Championship, was set to appear on Raw in St. Louis this past Monday night. Earlier contract talks in the day however put a stop to it and Ryback was asked to ‘go home’ as the negotiations stalled.
Reports are now circulating that the former 2004 Tough Enough Star and Vince McMahon were ‘far apart’ in terms of the money being talked about, leading to Ryback being asked to leave hours before Raw was set to air. The company has apparently been trying to negotiate with Ryback for the past few months, his contract set to end in the summer, however unless the two parties can reconcile then he will be paid to sit out the remainder on the side-lines.
With all the new talent debuting on the main roster within the past 6 months though, be it from other companies (New Japan, TNA) or their own developmental system (NXT), will the WWE even miss ‘The Big Guy’? As harsh as it maybe to say, with the previous months Pre-Show US Title feud and the uninspiring WWE Intercontinental Championship run last year, Ryback maybe doing the WWE a favour. Couple this with the fact Ryback has been openly vocal about how he is being used in the WWE as of late then it maybe best for business for the two to part ways.
With the world of wrestling as it is you can never be certain, with contract negotiations stalling to only have the party turn up at the next taping. However with rumours of him being New Japan bound, it may be the best decision Ryback could make right now.