Ryan tweeted the following comments, making references to NXT trainer Bill DeMott and John Laurinaitis:
- "Candice Michelle went to PWG in 2008 & raved about me to John Laurinaitis. When I saw him, he said ‘What does a Diva know about wrestling?'"
He also posted a screenshot of his email reply to WWE's Senior Director of Talent Development (likely former beach volleyball player Canyon Ceman), who said he was too experienced.
Ryan wrote: "I respect your opinion but I could not disagree more with it. My talents and abilities allow me to travel the world and make a full-time living in professional wrestling, which is not something that most WWE Superstars could do on their own. You have coaches in place that have never drawn a dime in their careers trying to determine who and who cannot draw money which is the true flaw in your system. I have had far more successful names in wrestling, some within WWE itself, rave about my creativeness, character acting and ability to engage an audience and your evaluators missed it. Perhaps it's time for you to reevaluate your evaluators. Good luck in finding your next big superstar."