Think The Big Guy is finished spilling the beans on his WWE tenure? Oh, please. Ryback hasn’t even begun to be finished spilling the beans. He’s got so many beans, you guys. Entire cases of beans. You know all those times he said, “Feed me more?” Yeah, every time, they gave him beans. And he saved all the beans instead of eating them. That’s why he’s been spilling so many.
Anyway, speaking of beans, Ryback was on Busted Open and talked about how he felt he had an idea for a WrestleMania match against Brock Lesnar that he felt was going to grab the whole WORLD by the beans. It was a foolproof plan that involved him taking six months off. Those are always the best plans, in my opinion.
“My idea was, and I went to Vince, I’ve been asking for Brock Lesnar for WrestleMania for the last three years. But I told Vince, ‘you have to build me up properly.’ And I go, ‘this pay-per-view, it will break all-time records if you build this match up properly.’ And I asked him, I go, ‘you need to let me go away for six months’ and I go, ‘I live in Las Vegas [Nevada]. MMA is hugely, insanely popular. It’s pretty much the breeding ground here in Las Vegas of MMA.’ I said, ‘let me go join a fight camp, full-time, for six months. We will make it look like I’m about to go out and do a real fight. I come back to WWE though, challenge Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania.'”
Yes, yes. The thing that EVERYONE wants is when someone leaves and wants to quit wrestling and do something else for a while. I mean, it worked for CM Punk, right? Kinda? Probably.
Arguably the best part is that Ryback continued and called Vince incredibly out of touch for his eyes not immediately turning into dollar signs when he pitched this idea.
“Vince, just completely, it went over his head and I just remember sitting there dumbfounded. Like, ‘Jesus Christ! You can’t f–king be that out of touch.’ Maybe he didn’t want me to go away for six months or whatnot. I don’t know.”
Maybe I’m completely wrong. Maybe this Brock vs. ‘Back match would have set the entire world on fire. It’s just hard to imagine 1) how worked up anyone could have possibly gotten about that matchup, and 2) whether the MMA training angle would have been the spark that they needed, or would have been horribly cheesy, especially since he would have been training for a hypothetical fight, just to come back to wrestling and do the same thing.
On the other hand, I guess this is kind of what they did with the Big Show vs. Floyd Mayweather angle, and that did pretty good business. Am I so out of touch?
No. No, it’s the children who are wrong. I guess it couldn’t have been any more disappointing than Lesnar vs. Ambrose was.
(h/t to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription)