During a recent episode of his podcast (transcript via Wrestlinginc.com), former WWE star Ryback talked about various topics including if he thinks The Young Bucks, Cody Rhodes, and Kenny Omega will sign with WWE in 2019. Here is what he had to say:
“I think it’s just WWE trying to stop anything before it gets too big. If they have control over all of the different promotions before they can essentially take off, they can control their competition before they have any competition if that makes sense. Or, somehow working out deals with the Network. Right now, I think Cody Rhodes and the rest of them have a good amount of options now if that is what they want to do, but when you go to WWE you lose all control, and you are at their mercy,” Ryback said. “It’s not to say they won’t use them good, but when you go down there that is typically meaning that you are in someone else’s hands and you never know where things are going to work out over there so it is definitely a gamble, but they are in a good position to have options.
Maybe they do a year, but I believe [the WWE] would try to lock them up for three to five years in my opinion. But I think it is good for them, if that is true, they have that option for them. They don’t need to go there because they are doing really well, I personally think they wait, but it all depends what their goals are and how much money they are talking.”