Ryback — Claims Issue With WWE Isn’t About Money, Explanation Outlines the Opposite

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WWE Superstar Ryback just released a lengthy statement which explains why he was sent home from Monday Night RAW … and even though he says it’s not about money, that’s definitely how it sounds.

Ryback updated his Tumblr on Tuesday with a post that says, “I was told to head home until we agree or not agree to specific terms and contrary to reports it isn’t over money or a bus that stuff was settled a while ago. It comes down to a major problem I have with not only WWE but wrestling in general.”

The wrestler goes on to claim he’s unhappy with lower card wrestlers making less than main event stars and doesn’t understand why they wouldn’t make equal pay.

“It blows my mind how in a sport which is pre determined from a company standpoint winners are paid so much more than the losers. Every single person who works for WWE from top to bottom is absolutely just as valuable as the next.”

He adds, “Every single performer for WWE sacrifices the same amount of time from home and their families and every single man or women goes out and does what they are told. Looking at this formula though losers turn into what fans like to call jobbers and their value decreases in the companies eyes and before you know it they get released. For what? For doing exactly as they are told!”

The 34 year-old says his release is very possible now, but he’s not worried about it — the wrestler claims he’s been smart with his finances and has other options.

The full post can be READ HERE.

A handful of former WWE Superstars — and one current employee — have already voiced their support. Check them out below and let us know what you think in the comments.

7 Comments on "Ryback — Claims Issue With WWE Isn’t About Money, Explanation Outlines the Opposite"

  1. Timothy Hunt | May 3, 2016 at 1:29 pm | Reply

    You can tell he was in favor of $15 an hour for fast food employees.. can’t wait to hear this discussion on the podcast, one of the best wrestling podcasts there has ever been!

  2. Lucas Prether | May 3, 2016 at 1:44 pm | Reply

    Your new TNA Champion Ryan Backman!

  3. Michael Hellmann | May 3, 2016 at 6:31 pm | Reply

    I get what he’s saying but even in TV shows and Movies some people get paid more. Like Ryback has been in the company forever and hes just not very good in ring or on the mic. He’s had years to sell T-Shirts and be the guy. He has an inflated self worth and there’s nothing wrong with that but too bad. The other wrestlers who commented are jobbers also. I mean Cameron has no business making as much as just about anyone in the company, once at a smackdown taping in Newark I watched her yell at the ref to count as he tried to explain that she’s pinning her opponent while she’s face down. Not everyone is an A-Lister lets not act like Ryback is some crusader. If they offered him or gave him whatever number he wanted this would not be happening.

  4. Ernie Scheel | May 3, 2016 at 8:53 pm | Reply

    If Ryback thinks he’s worth more then what he’s getting, shop it around but I think he’ll find that with other companies he’ll make less in the long run.

  5. A very naive perspective.
    Everyone is equally valuable?
    That’s laughable

  6. So by his reasoning, an extra on a movie set should make as much as Tom Cruise because if it wasn’t for the extra, they couldn’t make the movie. Jobbers are jobbers because you can replace them easily and no one knows the difference. Yes, the results are predetermined, but its about ability and stage presence that gets you over in this business. If his stage presence on the mic is not equal to his in the ring presence, then he will not get over.

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