Ryback on Stephanie McMahon saying that playing is voluntary, fighting without crowds


Before WrestleMania, Stephanie McMahon did an interview with Sports Illustrated where she discussed Roman Reigns withdrawing from the event. She said the performance was on a voluntary basis for all Superstars and that they should only play if they feel comfortable.

Ryback discussed his comments and personal relationships with Stephanie on “Ryback TV Whites Fighting Report with Raj Giri”.

“I love St├ęphanie. I always found her accessible and I was able to talk to her. My problems were always between Hunter and Vince and the business conversations we had. For creativity, she was not involved with that when I was there. If I had a problem, it was going to Hunter or Vince, “Ryback told Raj Giri of Wrestling Inc.

“It’s not his business – it’s Vince and everyone is in this bubble. They give answers to protect the business. My thing is, it shouldn’t be the choice of talent to start with – and I’ll give you the example of Drew, who has no pre-existing conditions. Do you think Drew will miss this opportunity once in his life? … Because he knows if he says “no” – even if he has 100% the feeling that he has to go home – he knows this opportunity will probably never come back. “

Ryback then argues that WWE is not testing its Superstars as Stephanie would have explicitly said if it were. He also said that with the McMahons’ relationship with President Trump, WWE should be able to get tests for their Superstars before they happen.

“At least that way you can give that answer publicly and people can say,” You know, since we don’t agree with what they’re doing, at least they take precautions to protect the talent. “St├ęphanie is under her father so, realistically, what is she going to say,” asked Ryback.

He then noted that when the Superstars give outside interviews, they say what WWE wants them to say and if they don’t, they will be buried.

WWE filmed part of last weekend WrestleMania cinematographically for the Boneyard and Firefly Fun House matches. Raj mentioned that watching these empty arena games is sometimes even more depressing as it reminds you of the unprecedented moments we are living in now.

“It’s hard for me to watch,” said Ryback. “This brings me back to an empty arena development practice where we all hate. Wrestling draws without crowds [laughs]. I tell people that the thing I miss most in the fight is adrenaline and energy. This is the real part of the fight and now we just got this bogus stuff … and as a wrestler, I have no problem saying it because it is. There are very real things in the fight and the pain is real, but it is always false. The movies are wrong. I love and respect professional wrestling, but you can’t just lie to yourself. It is on display when you watch it without a crowd.

“Besides, I think there are guys who are better out there who are fighting with a crowd. It exposes talent more because there is nothing to tap that energy and some guys are better at doing it than others. “

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