​Ryback Discusses Heel Turn, Paul Heyman, Curtis Axel, More


In an interview with The Miami
, Ryback said that he doesn’t consider his time with
Paul Heyman as a positive experience. Here are highlights:

On his heel turn: “I came in 2012 and burst on
the scene. I believe I was the most popular thing. Before the ‘Yes Movement’,
there was the ‘Feed Me More’ movement. I took the WWE by storm. I was undefeated
for some time, sometimes taking on two guys at one time. I jumped in the main
event scene very quickly and stayed very popular with the WWE Universe for a
long time. We made the switch and went an opposite way and took it all away. Not
that I necessarily agreed with it at the time, but I feel it was a good

On working with Paul Heyman: “I got absolutely
nothing [from that]. It’s a time period I will not even think to look back

On his team with Curtis Axel: “Curtis Axel is a
great, amazing human being. Working with him is the most fun I’ve had in
wrestling in some time. The only positive thing from Paul Heyman was getting to
be around Curtis Axel and getting that out of it. Me and Curtis go back to
developmental together. I’m very happy we are getting a chance to mesh and gel
on TV and come together as RybAxel.”

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