Ryback teases joining AEW with Cody Rhodes handshake photo


Ryback has added further fuel to the reports that he could be joining AEW in 2020.

Ryback left WWE in 2016 after his career with the company didn't live up to expectation.

He headlined several pay-per-view events for the company and competed for the WWE Championship on several occasions, but he left with only an Intercontinental Championship reign to his name.

Still, Ryback has been able to work several independent shows since leaving WWE in 2016 as he's a decent in-ring worker.

In 2020, The Big Guy could be back in the ring again on a more regular basis, this time with AEW.

Over the weekend, Ryback sent out a tweet with a photo shaking hands with AEW Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes with '2020' as the caption.

As of writing, AEW is yet to confirm if they have signed Ryback ahead of the new year.

On one of his recent Big Guy podcast, the former Intercontinental Champion did say he would be more receptive to talk and work with AEW than he would be with WWE.


Ryback said, via Wrestling Inc: "I'm very open about this, once I am completely healthy and I spoke with Chris Van Vliet about this, that once I am healthy, I am going to make the phone call to Cody Rhodes.

"I feel that it is a travesty that CM Punk didn't go there because it would have been huge. I look at this in pro wrestling and what that company has done it is really disheartening, and for me personally, I am going to have to do a lot of self-reflecting.

"Do I go back and get what I want and go there and have some goals that I had and fulfill that or say, look at what this company has done? I have all this s**t that they have done to me personally.


"The stuff they put out, or I say, you know what, I want to be part of that team that may be part of the future and may become the change in pro wrestling. That is what all talent has to ask themselves when deciding between WWE and AEW.

"Again, AEW is very new and there are some things that they are doing that we may not agree on but they are trying their best.

"I look at it like we can be part of a major change for the future of human beings to be treated better and I think all wrestlers have to ask themselves that question. So, I am hoping AEW continues to do well because I think it is going to force WWE to change."

We'll have to wait and see exactly what Ryback does in 2020, but his recent meeting with Cody Rhodes is going to do nothing but fuel speculation that he may pop up in AEW sometime soon.

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