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Ryback Can’t Understand Why Vince McMahon Didn’t Let Him Face Brock Lesnar

Ryback’s post-WWE career has somehow been far more entertaining than anything he ever did in the ring, as it has turned into a regular look into the numerous ways Ryback believes he could have saved the company and made millions of dollars for Vince McMahon. And while a positive attitude is a good thing, when you take it too far it starts to sound like the delusional ravings of a madman. This week, Ryback was on Busted Open Radio and talked about how Vince McMahon denied him a match with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania, a match which Ryback was sure would break records and create a new golden age of wrestling.

“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. 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.”

You have to love the fact that Ryback thinks Vince not letting him go ahead with the angle was because he thinks Vince was out of touch, not because even Vince knew that match would in no way be a good idea for a main event of WrestleMania (or any PPV, for that matter).

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Stephen Randle

Stephen Randle is an avid wrestling and film fan. He's been writing about WWE, movies, and video games for Goliath since 2015.