Ryback confirms he turned down big WWE contract offer

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The WWE need all the superstars they can get at the moment, with the returns of Jinder Mahal and Curt Hawkins being all the proof you could possibly need of that.

With the WWE roster being split in two for Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live, the WWE cannot afford to lose anyone from the current crop, which is exactly what happened over the summer with Ryback.

And now, 'The Big Guy' has come out and revealed exactly how much money the WWE offered to try and make him stay.


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Speaking on what appears to be his new podcast, potentially titled Conversation With The Big Guy, Ryback goes into some detail about his departure from the WWE.

During the podcast, Ryback made sure that everyone knew it was never about the money for him.

He also revealed the size of the offer he had on the table from Vince McMahon, a cool $1.5million over the course of three years.

"Not about a money issue, just so everybody knows, I walked away from the WWE, the contract offer that I walked away from was a three-year $1.5 million contract.”

That is actually a really good offer from the WWE, who always try to pay their superstars as little as they can - unless said superstar is in the main event scene or is a significant merchandise seller, like John Cena.

There were some more interesting tidbits as well, taken from NoDQ's recap of the podcast.

"Ryback said that there were other issues he had including merchandising opportunities that didn't pan how and the cost of travel expenses. He said he was lied to about other opportunities and was led to believe by Vince McMahon that he would be the top heel in the company," it said.

"According to Ryback, he was originally scheduled to face AJ Styles at WrestleMania 32 and McMahon had apparently told him he would "squash that little twerp."

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