Former WWE Superstar Ryback (The Big Guy) recently sounded off on some current WWE-related topics, such as Dolph Ziggler’s decision to remain with the company, Rich Swann’s recent retirement announcement and more.
Regarding the decision Ziggler recently made to stay with WWE, The Big Guy spoke about the rumors that he signed a new contract for $1.5 million.
“They don’t lose interest in Dolph Ziggler, it is all by design every time,” Ryback said. “If you are not in that inner circle of guys that they want there, it doesn’t matter how good and popular you are; some people have a hard time with that. People that are not there have no f**ing clue. They can speculate all they want, they’re just outsiders buying tickets and watching it on TV. I have no idea; I don’t talk with him about that stuff. The number he received seems very high because they like to essentially get indie guys and pay them as little as possible. There is a business strategy to what they are doing and where they have gone in that direction, but he has also put in his time, and is also at a point where it is all about money, and how they are going to use him, I hope he is making that kind of money because it is all fake, and sometimes you sacrifice what people think about you for money, but if he is happy with that I am happy for him.”
The Big Guy also addressed Rich Swann parting ways with WWE and subsequently announcing his retirement from the pro wrestling business.
“[It was] unfortunate for Rich Swann that he was released, but the domestic dispute charges were dropped I believe,” said Ryback. “Once a story comes out, he is one of those [guys] where there may never be another chance again, or they may bring him back in another year. It is an unfortunate situation, but it is what it is.”
Check out the complete Conversation With The Big Guy podcast at Podbay.fm.