Jim Ross says it's better to converse, not confront in Ryback's contract situation

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One of the biggest stories about the WWE in the last few days is that of one of their current superstars Ryback.

It was only on Sunday that he competed on the Payback pay-per-view preshow in a match against Kalisto for the WWE United States Championship. This was the second pay-per-view in a row he had been booked for the preshow after having the same match at WrestleMania.

Yet when Monday night arrived for Raw, Ryback was nowhere to be seen. In agreement with Vince McMahon, The Big Guy was allowed to go home until himself and the WWE could come to an agreement over his contract. His current deal is set to expire this summer.


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His main problem as seen in his blog post is that superstars who lose aren't being paid the same as those that win in a predetermined industry. His solution would be to pay both the same, with the winners earning more through other income avenues. 

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has given his two cents on the situation in a recent blog post and said: "Sources say that WWE decided to send Ryback home after a spirited discussion regarding a new contract. Take it from me and this goes for virtually every walk of life one can imagine, it works infinitely better when one 'converses' and not 'confronts' when dealing with negotiations or most any facet of business.

"I'm not saying that was the case here with Ryback and WWE but it's just good, general info for all of us to file away.

"For the record, unless Ryback is going to be booked ala The Warrior, which isn't a terrible idea, I can easily see Ryback as a large, overbearing bully of an antagonist in WWE. The character is globally relatable and I think that Ryback could pull it off.

"I do not know the back story on this matter but when negotiations run into the closing window of an existing contract the talent and the company find themselves in uncomfortable territory. Plus, sometime it is also good for all involved to part and begin anew.

"Remember, conversing and not confronting will get you the results that you seek more often than not."

Ross is right with what he says, but Ryback seems comfortable with the prospect of being out of the WWE by the summer as he said near the end of his blog post that the company might release me, in which case so be it.

We'll have to wait and see what the final outcome is later this year, and whether or not enough conversing is done to keep the relationship between Ryback and WWE together.

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