This week on Ryback’s podcast, The Big Guy shared stories about how much he had actually stopped caring in the final year of his WWE contract, to the point that he was doing things that he was specifically told not to do, like mocking the departed CM Punk on the air.
“They were so furious with that weight belt. Yeah, they were so mad. Cone kept telling me, ‘they go ‘take off the weight belt” and I kept saying, ‘tell them to f–k off.’ And during the match, I was already checked out, I was gone, and I said, ‘I’m going to have fun one way or another,’ but I had to cut out, like Cone kept going, ‘no more CM Punk stuff, no more CM Punk stuff’ and I had, I was going to do the running knee into the GTS and not cover him, like, to really… they were eating it up, but we got cut on time, as always.”
“It was sort of a game of chicken and I was sticking to my guns, so I was already far checked out those last couple of months. Come WrestleMania, I was fully checked out.”
Gee, we can’t imagine why WWE decided to just stop using him and run out his remaining contract at the end.
Podcast transcript is courtesy of WrestlingInc.com