Ryback Talks The Indies Ruining Wrestling, Wrestlers Using The “Too Sweet”, John Cena & More


On a recent episode of former WWE superstar, Ryback’s podcast; “Conversation With The Big Guy”, Ryback talked current WWE superstar John Cena, how the independent scene is ruining pro-wrestling & much more.

Here are the highlights: (transcripts by WrestlingINC)

Indies Ruining Wrestling:

“Independent wrestlers are ruining wrestling and it carried over to WWE and Hunter and Vince have allowed it. It is much more controlled up there and it isn’t to say every independent wrestler and this is one thing I’ve ripped on Cena for personal things, but the one thing that he was really good at was selling the basics really well. One punch and sell it. I think WWE shouldn’t bring guys in there and push them that do that, but a lot of them tone it down when they get there because they realize it doesn’t fly there and stuff. But, they’ve allowed it to some extent on certain things and it’s not good.”

How Indie Wrestlers Are Hurting Themselves:

“These guys are killing it for themselves because it’s going to shorten their careers. They’re replacing one bump with five or six or seven bumps and like, you’re stupid and that’s the nicest way to say it. Like, you are throwing out the meaning of one bump for six or seven bumps that won’t get the same reaction and I think that’s because guys don’t know how to sell accordingly and the psychology is off.”

“Too Sweet”:

“Everybody in wrestling just, their gimmick being based around being a f*****g mark and doing ‘too sweets’, I think it’s ridiculous. I honestly think it’s ridiculous, I really do. I don’t get it. Everyone’s pretending to be fu****g nWo and DX. I just think it’s retarded, quite frankly.”

Wrestlers Not Selling Enough:

“That’s what wrestlers are doing now, they’re saying ‘f**k you’ to the psychology because they’ve never been in a real fight. If any of those fu****g independent guys got punched in the mouth and I don’t mean that as a knock to independents, that’s where I see a lot of it now because I’m there and it’s running rampant. While one performer’s fighting spirit is another pro wrestler’s no-selling.”

“It’s awesome to do all that stuff, but the guys don’t sell anything, that’s the problem. If you sold, you wouldn’t have to do all that stuff. You’re throwing out the selling, that’s the big issue I find because selling slows everything down. You can have all the action and things, but you have to find different ways of getting there. It’s not just doing every move in the book because everybody can learn every move.”

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