Ryback reveals all about his contract situation with the WWE

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Some breaking news emerged from Monday Night RAW when it was revealed that Ryback had been sent home by the WWE before the taping after a dispute over his contract.

The Big Guy's contract is up in the summer and he is currently negotiating a new one with the WWE, well, he was until he was sent home.

Instead of leaving it at that, Ryback has hit back in a blog post - revealing basically everything about the odd situation with Vince McMahon and co.


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Ryback Speaks

"I will start by saying I did request to be taken off of WWE television until myself and Vince could get a yes or no on a new deal," he stated on his Tumblr page.

According to the former Intercontinental Champion, his dissatisfaction with the WWE stems from money. However, it's not what he is personally being paid that is the problem.

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Problems in Wrestling

Rather, it is something with the whole of pro wrestling that is annoying him. In a sport where all the results are pre-determined, why do wrestlers still get paid based on their wins and losses instead of their skill, time spent with the company, and the hours they put in week in, week out.

"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," Ryback writes. "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."

Right now, Ryback is someone who is losing. He had a brief run with the Intercontinental Championship at the back end of last year before losing it, and has just lost out in a feud with Kalisto over the United States Championship.


If 'The Big Guy' can't even win the company's lowest belt, what chance does he have of rising up the card to getting that better payday. Zero.

"Why is it a guy who is told he is going to go out and lose and does everything he is told be paid not only less, but much less than said winner over a period of time," he added.

Equal Pay

Ryback's suggestion - pay everyone the same amount of money with the 'winners' then making more through merchandising sales and the like.

"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."

Ryback honestly sounds like he is fine with losing when the WWE Creative Team want him to. But the fact that he is sacrificing his financial future in order to please creative is now becoming a problem for him.

The 'Feed Me More' star then signed off with a very sombre message, knowing that his outpouring of emotion could cause him to be let go by Vince McMahon.

"WWE may very well release me, which if it is the case so be it."

We'll have to wait and see if Ryback gets a new contract or is released for his words and beliefs.


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