Ryback makes major claim against CM Punk regarding their rivalry in WWE in 2012

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Ryback has had plenty to say since his WWE departure, so much so, that one can't help but think he might still be with the company if he showed this much character during his time there.

Since he parted ways with the company he has been taking independent bookings, hosting his very own podcast and penning a motivational book.

It's on his podcast 'Conversation with the Big Guy' where the former Intercontinental champion seems to be dropping the vast majority of his bombs and this week is no different.


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The Big Guy got his break in the main event when he began feuding with then-WWE champion CM Punk in 2012, but Punk - now an MMA fighter in the UFC - has been less than complimentary of Ryback in the years since they worked together.

Punk - real name Phil Brooks - even went as far as to suggest that working with Ryback shaved years off of his career.

However, former Nexus member Ryback has now suggested that it was actually Punk who ruined their rivalry.

“My favourite, I think for me the proudest moment outside of winning the I.C. title, and the boys in the back waiting there and getting the round of applause, outside of Gorilla [position],” Ryback added, “I think my first Hell In A Cell match with CM Punk because that was my first main event outside of doing live events, working them.

"And which was thrown together last minute, obviously. And I never liked any of our matches, but that was more on him not wanting to put effort into doing it and that’s the truth. And I was fully developed at that time and could have done anything.”

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