Ryback Talks About WWE Catering, What He Likes To Cook & More

The following are highlights of a new First We Feast interview with Ryback:

On what he likes to eat and if he can cook: “Right now, I’m here in Vegas. I got whole wheat protein pasta cooking and a whole pound of steak cut up, loaded on a low simmer, cooking as well. That will be my first real meal of the day. I’ll take that, pour it all in a big bowl with a little bit of pasta sauce. When I’m home, that’s usually my first meal every day. That, or low fiber oatmeal with natural peanut butter. From there, every two, two-and-a-half, three hours, I eat something. It’s usually steak, grilled chicken, tuna fish, eggs, egg whites, brown rice, sweet potatoes. I eat the same meals over and over again all throughout the day. I got my protein shakes. I usually try to get one or two of those down a day, just straight natural whey isolate. That’s pretty much it, as far as what I eat.

When I’m home, I got my places. We have a Port of Subs here near me. When I’m home, I usually like to swing out there once. I’ll get a foot-long wheat bread, light mayonnaise, and double steak sub. At Panda Express, I’ll get grilled chicken, brown rice. No matter where I go, it’s always pretty much the same regular foods.

For my first meal on the road, I always like to go sit down, especially on live event days. I’m very fond of Applebee’s because they’re the same everywhere you go. We’re always in different places, and I like to go to a place where no matter what Applebee’s I go to, it’s like the same one as going to the Applebee’s at home. It gives me a sense of stability while I’m on the road. Besides that, their food is awesome. I’ll go there and I’ll always get the French onion soup. I’ll get 10 chicken wings with the bone in, and then usually a steak, vegetables, and roasted red potatoes.

I’m pretty consistent with all that, but I can cook. I’m just very simple, though. I’ve got some garlic salt, some sea salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Those are pretty much all the spices that I use, and I go from there.”

On WWE catering: “I have a routine when I go to WWE catering. I go in there, and we got the paper plates and the forks and everything. I always load up three, four, five plates—not individual plates, but three or four stacks on top of each other to reinforce my first plate. I put so much food on there, the last thing I want is while I’m walking from the food to the table is [for] the plate to break or slip out of my hand ’cause it bends. There’s that much food on my first plate. My first meal of the day when I get to TV is ridiculous. Every time, there’s somebody that just looks at me like, ‘Oh my God, you’re going to eat that?’ I’m like, ‘Every week, you guys say this. It’s not a surprise anymore.’ There’s always a large amount of food whenever I’m around.

It’s always either brown rice or white rice. You have your soup of the day. It’s not all the time we’ll have a chilli. They’ll put out the cheese and sour cream and the chives and the jalapeños. I know that WWE catering chilli is always a hit every time they have it. Sometimes, they’ll even do a turkey one or a little healthier one. Whenever we have that, I’ll make sure to get a bowl usually at some point in the day.

I’m pretty simple as far as what I eat. I’m usually steak and chicken all throughout the day. I go to tuna fish later on as I get closer to the show as that’s a little bit lighter for me. But early in the day, it’s usually chicken, steak, brown rice, or sweet potatoes, and then I go from there.

As we go down, we have our salad bar. The popular one is the sweets. Sometimes, we walk in and they just have the entire place decked out with sweets. They’ll have a sweet table. They’ll have a cake up right by the front. It’s like, ‘Why the hell’s this cake sitting right here? [It’s] just random. Are they trying to make us eat this or to see how strong we are?’ I don’t eat a lot of sweets, but that’s usually the popular place to go amongst talents after a Tuesday show taping SmackDown if you’re done with your match or you’re done with your segment or you’re not booked for the night.”

Check out the complete interview at FirstWeFeast.com.

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    • Jeremy-County Roberts

      Imagine if you have to travel with Ryback. The guy eats so much I can only imagine the random bathroom stops

      • http://www.sescoops.com Undertaker316

        imagine living with him he would eat all the food you would have to go to the store everyday :D

        • Mr. Analysis

          i hope his paycheck can sustain his eating habits, after all its not like food is getting any cheaper

      • WTF

        Can you imagine his face expression if he sees you digging in his refrigerator. LOL

        • Deleted_Account

          …meat hook

      • Nicolai

        That’s pretty much the norm for all weight lifters who are his size. I eat close to that much but what’s funny about his interview is that is says he loves Applebee’s food, the. Turns around and contradicts that by saying he can cook. ANY good cook or chef cringes at the thought of eating Applebee’s or any other corporate chain for that matter. I’ve been a chef/cook for over 12 years, and NOBODY I’ve known in our industry will eat at those places. It’s all processed food, microwaved or boiled.

        • Pappy

          Don’t be a sissy. Real men don’t cook in the kitchen, we chop up some wood and grill over an open fire in the great outdoors just like the early days

        • jimmy

          In his defense he says he can cook, he didnt say he was a chef

    • Whipdog

      I was an extra for Raw and Smackdown and yes catering is awesome! !!

      • vegetableman

        Cool story, bro

    • Ouch

      God this made me so hungry.

    • rudy

      WWE catering: the only good thing about being in WWE

      – Ryback

      • Val

        And the six figure pay and making fans happy — you IWC piece of garbsge

        • rudy


        • Gotstodobetter

          It was a joke buddy calm down

        • rudy

          I hear you, Independent contractor agreements are great

    • Adam

      So “Feed Me More” wasn’t really a gimmick, it was an underhanded protest against WWE Catering huh?

    • aj2345

      Then when he finished up in catering, did Del Rio clean his plate???

      • 9 year old boy

        Not funny little boy, I hope Del Rio slaps you as well.

        • aj2345

          I hope he does too, so I can sue the crap outta him.

      • REALITY

        Dude thats ignorant to say

    • http://www.facebook.com/cbkwrestlingmemes Tyler Jager


    • The Man From Jonestown

      That man eats a hell of a lot of food. I can go a whole day and eat nothing more than a lean cuisine snack, and a healthy choice TV dinner. Reading this is just mind boggling to me. My stomach would explode.

      • 9 year old boy

        I’m 9 and I eat more than you lol

        • The Man From Jonestown

          You should. A 9 year old boy needs his nutrition.

    • China

      WWE: We have decided to cut 50% of our catering budget to adjust the recent losses…

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    • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

      I bet he knows how to make a good meatloaf!!!!!!!!!

    • brad

      Man I could go for some more food right now, after I smoke a bowl.

    • http://twitter.com/JamieEvsxx JamieEvsxx

      Kind of wish Ryback’s real name was Joey…I’d never get enough of making the “JOEY DOESN’T SHARE FOOD!” joke…I mean…”RYBACK DOESN’T SHARE FOOD!” doesn’t quite have the same ring to it…=/