Ryback hasn't exactly hidden his disdain for the WWE and more specifically the way they treated him over the last few years, but lately, he's expanded his net to include the face that runs the place, John Cena.
On the latest episode of "Conversation With The Big Guy", the topic of John Cena came up yet again, this time related to his treatment of Alex Riley, who has had a few stop and starts with the WWE. In Ryback's mind, a big reason for his lack of support from the company was due to Cena and his negative opinion of Riley (via IWNerd).
"John's blocked on my twitter. I blocked him a long time ago. He's been a piece of s*** to me from day 1. I was nothing but nice and respectful to him and I know Alex Riely just came out and did a thing about him. When people hear what really happened with that, they're going to lose their s***, and I have a pretty good idea what happened with that and the guys in WWE, and one it's f****** hilarious, and it's hilarious because of what people will find out about John."
"He used to s*** talk me in the ring," Ryback said. "I remember working against Mark Henry. You gotta remember I came up with all these guys in developmental, so I know everyone that's sitting backstage. I used to be back there for John when Riley was in the ring, when the company was f****** with him because John was hot at him, because of what happened with all this, and it's not my place to discuss that, but John would sit back there and bury Riley in front of everybody for no reason, and Alex Riley is f****** money. He was money from day 1." "I swear to God because of John Cena his career is over in the WWE."
Ryback wasn't done either, continuing on by saying "He’s been poison to the wrestling industry… This is my opinion, but I think I’m pretty accurate on this. I think He did so much harm for so long to new talent that was breaking out up there and I had my experiences up there and other talent had their experiences”
Cena has long been divisive to WWE audiences, but it is hard to argue wrestler's star power. Whether you love him or hate him, he demands your attention, and that is something the WWE covets. Having that much draw would give him some amount of power within the organization, but who knows if it is enough to get someone pushed or fired.
What fans do know is that Ryback and Cena are probably not going to send each other Christmas cards anytime soon.
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