Ryback continues to speak out about his decision to leave WWE.
Ryback started out in WWE as part of one of the eight finalists on Tough Enough 4. He would go on to sign a developmental contract with WWE and sent to its developmental territories Deep South Wrestling (DSW), Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), and Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW).
If you recall, he took part in the first season of NXT in early 2010 under the ring name Skip Sheffield and joined the WWE main roster later that year as part of The Nexus before being sidelined due to injury.
When he returned, he was rebranded to his name now, Ryback. He became a one-time Intercontinental Champion before his acrimonious departure from the company in 2016.
The former WWE star Ryback recently joined The Domenick Nati Show to talk about various topics. During the interview, he was asked if he has spoken with Vince McMahon since he left WWE. Here is what he had to say (h/t WrestlingInc):
"I have not spoken to him since I left. It's one of those deals that I wasn't happy there, and the people that have followed my career can understand why," Ryback said. "I had enough respect to know that he created that empire and that system and my only option at that time--they left me no other option, I had to leave.
I had to get out of there. And that was it, it was really a simple decision. I'm thankful for everything I achieved there and everything I had the opportunity to do. But at the end of the day, there are some things that I believed in, and I don't regret anything."
Ryback made it clear that he is currently focused on his Feed Me More nutrition line among other endeavors. He was also asked during this interview if he had any advice for someone hoping for a career in the WWE. The former Superstar stated that people need to fully understand what they're committing to. There's nothing easy about the pro-wrestling business, so you have to be prepared for the highs and the lows that come with it.
"I would never try to detract somebody or stop somebody from achieving their dreams," he said. "I just think there are many, many great things out there that you could do... It's obviously a great way to earn a living at times, but I think you need to fully understand that when you get into it, the person who created that enterprise is a billionaire and is a billionaire for a reason. You got to be okay with being gone and sacrificing your body and whatnot. You got to know what you're getting into, and it's more than what meets the eye and what you see on TV."
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