Spoiler Alert: You are not going to be surprised by the reasoning behind Ryback deciding to take his ball home and WWE trying to stay face about the ever living issue by taking Ryback off television until further notice; But if you aren't use to the common complaints backstage, or in real life with everybody's day job - it is most certainly about pay structure.
Ryback recently spoke on Tumblr and publicly posted his complaints to what happened between him and the biggest pro wrestling company in the world:
“Today I sit and fly home and for the first time in years feel absolutely free. I will start by saying I did request to be taken off of WWE television until myself and Vince could get a yes or no on a new deal. This has been going on since my IC Title run and had been nothing but a major strain on my life as all I ever wanted to do was work for WWE,”
“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.”
“It blows my mind how in a sport which is predetermined 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. The winners cannot win unless the losers go out there and agree to lose to them.
“It blows my mind that in this day and age though we still adhere to this formula ... Why is it a guy who is told he is going to go out and lose and does everything he is told be paid not only less, but much less than said winner over a period of time.
“Most guys take great satisfaction in helping making other talent, the b****ing and the moaning we always hear about stems from the fact they know they are ultimately over time going to make less and live in fear of being released.”
“Hell look at my pay per view record of 12-26 and you will see that has been the pattern of my career. I have always been confident in my ability and work ethic to being my best every day and ultimately always felt that by doing good it was the right thing to do,”
“Personally seeing my money go down over the years though even though I was working as much as ever and being denied magazine covers and other projects as well as watching my role diminish no matter what I did or how hard I tried takes its toll on a human.
“Being told no matter how hard I work or how good I get doesn’t always pay off is something I f***ing refuse to ever believe in my life.”
Sour Grapes? Maybe. A Valid Reason? Perhaps. But is he going to make the money he's making anywhere else doing this Sport? Never.
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