In case you missed the latest episode of Smackdown, Kalisto defeated Ryback to advance in the tournament to crown a new world heavyweight champion. It is now being said that the reason why WWE did that is because there are those backstage that felt that the tournament matches were a bit predictable. The creative department wanted to have at least one upset in the first round.
November 16, 2015
During a recent interview, Ryback revealed that it never bothered him whenever fans would chant for Goldberg during his matches. However, he also revealed that Vince McMahon absolutely hates it when the audience does that. The CEO kept asking others backstage for ideas on how to better control the audience. McMahon does not like giving any type of rub to performers who are no longer with the company.
September 24, 2015
While not a lot of fans give him credit for the effort that he puts into improving his performance, both in the ring and on the microphone, Ryback has impressed a lot of people backstage in WWE with his desire to get better. It was recently revealed that the reigning Intercontinental Champion has been taking boxing lessons on his days off, so that he can improve his stamina and bring something new into his game.
September 4, 2015
In a rather odd move, Big Show acted very much like a baby face at a live event in Vancouver over the weekend. It makes sense for him to do that against Miz, as they are working a three way feud with Ryback. However, Show went the distance by helping Jimmy Uso to the backstage area. Generally, a heel would just leave the attacked baby face in the ring.
August 10, 2015
Going into the Elimination Chamber, Sheamus was initially penciled in as the person that was scheduled to walk out of the enormous steel cage structure with the Intercontinental Championship in his hand. However, as a sign that WWE still continues to change up plans on a frequent basis, management opted to put the belt on Ryback for whatever reasons. A lot of people backstage have been impressed with the Big Guy as of late.
June 4, 2015
While it appeared that he was simply putting on a good performance last night, it turns out that Ryback was actually injured at Payback and was not just doing a great job of selling. Reports have surfaced that his ribs were severely damaged last night, and some are saying that it occurred when Bray Wyatt did a senton splash from the ropes to the arena floor. Medical personnel checked on the Big Guy backstage immediately after his match.
May 18, 2015
One of the ideas being tossed around backstage in WWE is to keep Rusev out of the big Royal Rumble match. Some are leaning towards putting him in a singles match at the pay per view against Ryback, where the big Russian sympathizer would pick up another victory against a strong opponent. The belief is that management does not want him to suffer a loss in a battle royal, as he is not slated to win the event. A singles match would prevent that.
December 19, 2014
When Chris Jericho had CM Punk on his podcast show, the latest UFC signing revealed his disdain towards certain individuals backstage in WWE. The former world heavyweight champion stated that he has lost some years from his life because of injuries sustained while working a program with Ryback, whom Punk claims is quite reckless in the ring. Jericho has announced that the big guy will be doing an interview this week, and he's expected to respond.
December 16, 2014