Ryback: WWE were furious with me for taunting CM Punk

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It's safe to say Ryback didn't have a pleasant departure from World Wrestling Entertainment.

His stint with the company was relatively unsuccessful, despite him being in the main event picture alongside CM Punk and The Shield for several months a couple of years ago.

Ever since his release from WWE, The Big Guy has been very public about his criticisms of the company, and he's not held anything back, especially when giving interviews.


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Ryback got himself into hot water with officials backstage when he stated that all talent should be paid the same money due to the fact it's a scripted sport.

The 34-year-old questioned why he should be paid less for agreeing to lose matches even though he does the same amount of work and travels the same amount of distance across the world.

Although Ryback may have had a point, his comments were basically the final straw in an already frosty relationship with the hierarchy.

Earlier this year, Ryback was finally released from the company, and it's clear that he doesn't have any intentions of returning, and if he does, he's certainly going about it the wrong way.

During a recent episode of 'Conversation With The Big Guy', Ryback discussed his last few months with WWE, and detailed a story of when backstage officials lost their temper with him because of his actions in the ring.

Not only did Ryback use CM Punk's signature moves, a fan favourite superstar who left WWE in 2014, and who also had a bad relationship with Ryback, he was also told off beforehand for using a 'pre-show stopper' weight belt.

Ryback revealed: "They were so furious with that weight belt.

"Yeah, they were so mad. [Referee John] Cone kept telling me, 'they go 'take off the weight belt'' and I kept saying, 'tell them to f--k off.' And during the match, I was already checked out, I was gone, and I said, 'I'm going to have fun one way or another,' but I had to cut out, like Cone kept going, 'no more CM Punk stuff, no more CM Punk stuff' and I had, I was going to do the running knee into the GTS and not cover him, like, to really… they were eating it up, but we got cut on time, as always."

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