Ryback Shares Concerns Over AEW Vs WWE


Former WWE Superstar Ryback has voiced his concerns over the Wednesday Night Wars between AEW and WWE.

Former WWE Superstar Ryback has discussed his concerns over the Wednesday Night Wars between NXT and All Elite Wrestling (AEW). 

Speaking on his podcast, Conversations with the Big Guy, Ryback opened up about his worries over the direction of pro wrestling:

“I caught a good part of the show [NXT’s USA Network premiere], all the talent, everybody is young and hungry; I love it,” stated Ryback. “My concern is just from – and I was thinking about this earlier – with the direction that pro wrestling is headed with WWE and AEW. You can take all of the talents in the world, the teachings of wrestling have changed from when I was called up where it began as psychology and storytelling to now you can get a room of 100 people and teach people all of those same moves.”

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He explained how “When you go to a movie, or you watch Game of Thrones week after week if it was just an hour every week of senseless killing with crazy, acrobatic moves where people are being killed in crazy ways with no story, just straight up killing every week, would the average viewer be inclined to watch week after week?”

“There Is So Much More Into Being A Pro Wrestler”

Ryback added he believes this is why the casual pro wrestling viewer has tuned out:

“[…] nobody gives a f**k about senseless killings and mindless moves; anybody can do that. There is so much more into being a pro wrestler, and being charismatic and talking, intensity and believability. If you are watching Game of Thrones and it’s a bunch of people who don’t look like they should be fighting will regular people watch the show? This is just me looking at this from a pro wrestler standpoint and what I saw the system and what it is and where I see the direction going; I don’t know.”

AEW: Dynamite premieres this Wednesday on TNT. It will go head-to-head for the first time with WWE’s NXT brand.