Bengaluru, Sep 2: After leaving the WWE, Ryback has started performing under the name of The Big Guy. He also started hosting his own podcast.
Under the “Feed me more” brand, he launched a website feedmemore.com where he came up with his own clothing line and nutritional supplements.
Recently, in his podcast he commented about his departure from the WWE. He spoke about his conversation with Triple H, WWE lying to him and most importantly what happened to him and the company the day he left.
He had several heated conversations with Triple H because of creative differences causing frustrations for him.
Ryback said, (quotes are courtesy as said by Ryback in his podcast and SportsKeeda) "Me and Hunter had many conversations in that last year and they were quite heated at times. And I would tell him, 'it's not about the money' and he goes, 'it sounds like it's completely about the money'. No, and he finally understood when we were finally done with our last talk. It was about creative and it was about limiting me as a brand because I am responsible for my brand, the Ryback brand, the Feed Me More brand, that I believe so strongly in.
"And when I'm told that I have to go out there and lose in two minutes or not have any buildup for a pay-per-view match, which happened time and time again, when I'm not given opportunities to do promos and be myself, that's what truly bothers me."
Ryback was not at all happy with Vince McMahon not backing him for months after months which kept him out of the main event picture since 2012. So he said that the chairman came up with a lot of false hopes to him.
"When I had that new contract offered to me by Vince, I'd been lied to at different times throughout my career there and that was something - I'd always been very loyal to them and I've given them everything that I've had at every moment.
"I think it's just booking stuff and opportunities and just different situations. The particular thing I was lied to about after we came to terms on the money, which wasn't about the money.
"It was about being lied to and the commitment and the things in the past with merchandise and things that we'll talk about. And he told me, essentially, that he was going to make me his number one heel [and] he was going to put the title on me.”
The day of Payback PPV in April, this year Ryback performed in his last match and was sent back to home the next night from Raw. That was the night when he decided to leave the biggest wrestling promotion in the world. Here’s what he had to offer for that night.
"I got there that day and I saw the direction we were going for the TV after having the pay-per-view match that we had. And so, now I felt like we were just going to run me into the ground before I left and get me as low as we possibly get me. We've seen them do it with guys and the booking that I saw for that day was 'you are a piece of s**t and we're going to tell these people that you're a piece of s**t'. And you know what? I'm not a piece of s**t. I'm not.
"And I'm done being walked on, living in fear, and that was the day I told (Mark) Carrano, 'take me off this f**king TV show. I'm done.' I never saw Vince. I didn't want to see him. I'd had too many conversations with him where he lied to me.”