WWE superstar Ryback's immediate future in the organization remains unclear after the star retracted what seemed to be an admission that he would be taking time out from the WWE environment.
Ryback was not in action during Monday night Raw night but was busy on social media, with one tweet in particular drawing the eye of avid WWE fans.
"Going away for a while to get some stuff fixed. Have not been myself for quite some time. Ps sorry punk... #Ryback."
Confusion however now reigns after the tweet disappeared from Ryback's official account in the hours following - but not quickly enough to stop the message being captured via a screenshot.
Ryback has taken breaks from the WWE in the past but they were due to injury rather than a personal decision to seek refuge from the hectic lifestyle of a WWE superstar as now appears the case.
The former Paul Heyman Guy missed over 18 months due to various surgeries in relation to an ankle issue but this message seems to differ in as much as the wrestler's mental state seems to be the issue.
There is of course however the possibility that Ryback is simply performing in his role as a WWE heel. Taking the opportunity of a night off from the WWE ring to tease its fans with a bogus statement that is sure to get the rumor mill circulating.
It wouldn't be the first time, with the one-time feud partner of John Cena having previously joked that he was quitting the WWE altogether back in January.
The fact that the message has now been removed does however add intrigue, with some suggesting that the WWE would prefer these sort of revelations to be revealed by the organization themselves in due time.
Should Ryback be taking time out however his decision should worry the WWE hierarchy. What with CM Punk's recent decision to quit the WWE amidst reports of over-work and exhaustion with the company, and with various wrestler's openly discussing the high-intensity workload expected of them, Ryback's break would simply add to the idea that something needs to change in order for the organization to maintain a positive relationship with its superstars.
On the other hand, with his depleted role in recent months, moving from one time potential face of the WWE to tag-team side story, perhaps Ryback is simply finding his own entertainment (and trying to catch some attention) via the social media platform.
As is often the case with the big man we just do not know. We await Ryback's next tweet (and subsequent delete) with bated breath.