Ryback left WWE earlier this year.

Ryback reveals final conversation he had with Vince McMahon

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Former WWE superstar Ryan Reeves, better known as Ryback, has continued his verbal assault on the company and has recently claimed that Vince McMahon told him 'hard work doesn't always pay off in the WWE'.

Ryback recently left the company following a fallout with the hierarchy, and after suffering a 30-day suspension for breaking the Wellness Policy, it was clear that he wasn't likely to return.

Earlier this year, it was announced that WWE had released him, and since then, he has been very open and opinionated about his time with the company.


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The former Intercontinental Champion has done several interviews, and has covered a wide range of topics, but one thing that he did say that has caught the eyes of the WWE Universe, is the fact that the chairman of the company told him hard work doesn't always pay off.

Ryback has been very vocal about the fact he wanted full control over his promos, and how he wanted the microphone more, and how he saw his character going, but sadly for him, WWE Creative didn't listen.

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Speaking in a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Ryback revealed one of the last conversations he had with Vince McMahon before he left the company.

He admitted that McMahon gave him plenty of praise about his attitude and work rate, only to then state that it doesn't always pay off in the WWE.

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Ryback said: "In one of our last talks, Vince told me, 'You're the hardest working guy that I have here.' I just said, 'Thank you.' Vince said, 'But hard work doesn't always pay off here.' I looked at him and said, 'Well then, I need to go to a world where my hard work will pay off.'"

Ryback then continued to dish more dirt on his time with WWE, but it's clear to see that he didn't leave on good terms, especially after being told that all his hard work would never pay off.

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