Ryback took to his official Tumblr account to explain his current situation regarding his contract, and issues within the WWE
In a Tumblr post today Ryan Reeves, aka Ryback, opened the lid on his current situation within the WWE and why he is struggling to come to terms with an extension on his WWE contract. In the the heartfelt post, Ryback not only discussed his thoughts on the current state of affairs within the WWE, but also on how unfair it can be for the “winners” to be earning far more than the “losers” when it comes to a pre-determined show.
Ryback goes on to discuss his contract and the fact that he himself requested that he be taken off television until an extension has been agreed between himself and Vince McMahon, in which both parties are happy. The argument is a fair point in that if the results are pre-determined then why should certain people be paid more than others, when both mutual parties have to agree to this beforehand?
Wrestling is pre determined, we as performers know before we go out to that ring or perform a backstage scene who is winning and losing etc or have a general idea of what we are going to say. It blows my mind how in a sport which is pre determined from a company standpoint winners are paid so much more than the losers. Every single person who works for WWE from top to bottom is absolutely just as valuable as the next. The winners cannot win unless the losers go out there and agree to lose to them.
Why not pay the talent equally? The winners have more MERCH as it is or are supposed to anyways so they get that extra perk, 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. This is one of the major problems with wrestling and WWE today.
He also states within the post that he has never changed the finish of a match, and that his PPV record (12 wins to 26 losses) shows that he isn’t afraid to help put over the younger talent.
Ryan Reeves first appeared in the WWE back in 2004 as one of the eight finalists in Tough Enough 4 and soon after signed a developmental contract with the WWE and wrestled in Deep South Wrestling, Ohio Valley Wrestling and Florida Championship Wrestling. In 2010 he took part in the first season of NXT under the name Skip Sheffield and formed part of The Nexus faction. After an ankle injury led him off television for a couple of years, 2012 saw the birth of Ryback as we have now, initially beating the younger talent in a matter of seconds, he went on to form a tag partnership with Curtis Axel as ‘RybAxel’ and later won the Intercontinental Title at Elimination Chamber in 2015. His most recent challenge was feuding with Kalisto, however he didn’t manage to win the United States Championship.
The full post on Ryback’s Tumblr is available here – http://thebigguyryback22.tumblr.com/post/143803724226/feed-me-more