During the latest edition of Chris Jericho’s Saturday Night Special, Jericho talked about how he was originally supposed to be working with Ryback at WrestleMania 29 in 2013 before Vince McMahon changed his mind.
Here is what he had to say:
“I think Ryback is great. I think he was a huge star that was kind of buried by politics for whatever reason. And there was — actually, when I came back to WWE, the year I worked with Fandango, I was originally supposed to work with Ryback. That’s what we had kind of worked out at the time. And for whatever reason, Ryback didn’t happen. Vince changed his mind as he is wont to do, like I said. And they changed it to Fandango.”
“There was a time when Ryback was so popular, that I suggested he should be the guy that beats the Undertaker. He’s the won. And it didn’t go that way, and sometimes there’s complaints about his work. I loved working with Ryback. I did a bunch of house shows with him in Calgary, and we had great matches. So really, really a big fan of Ryback. Especially at the time, probably 2014, ’15 when he was kind of at his peak.”
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