“I Will Expose Them Fully in the End”- Former WWE Superstar Ryback on the Ongoing Legal Battle

Published 10/19/2020, 7:30 AM EDT


Former WWE Superstar Ryback (Ryan Reeves) promised to expose WWE. In a tweet, the former IC Champion says that WWE suppressed his social media since 2016. Notably, WWE released ‘The Big Guy’ in August 2016.

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Heated legal battle with WWE

Ryback is still involved in a legal battle with his former employers over his name. WWE owns the trademark for the name Ryback, which he intended to use on the independent circuit.

Due to the trademark issues, he used the name ‘The Big Guy’. He competed for several promotions like Northeast Wrestling, WrestleCade and RevPro, but is yet to sign a contract with any major company.

He has been extremely vocal about the issues that led to his release from the company, blaming the lack of creative direction for the derailment of his WWE career. Moreover, he blamed CM Punk for nipping his push in the bud. Punk and Ryback had two high-profile Hell in a Cell matches in 2012 and 2013.

“Never stop pushing for what is right”, he says. He firmly believes that WWE has wronged him; although, his former colleagues have made claims about him being an unsafe worker. Despite the claims, he doesn’t hesitate from trashing WWE on Twitter.

Ryback Rants

Part of his Twitter tirade against WWE was a long rant about how petty the company is. He accused the company of ‘creatively threatening’ him into signing contracts. He paid for his own surgeries and accused WWE of being negligent towards his medical requirements.

The most shocking part of the tweet was the accusation of WWE being connected to websites publishing slanderous material. He says he is one hundred percent sure of the claims he is making and promised to blow the lid off the whole matter.

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WWE has had issues with wrestler’s social media and third party profiles. In September, Vince McMahon sought to punish wrestlers who engage in third party activities, as reported by Wrestlinginc. This proves that his claims against the company have some foundation and aren’t false.

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Ryback’s battle with the company still ensues. He hosts a podcast show called ‘The Ryback Show’ where he discusses his general interests. His ties to the company may be coming to an end soon, but he is looking to return to the ring after his injuries heal.

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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