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How to book The Ryback

Now that he’s free of his WWE contract, the wrestling world has a lot interest in Ryan Reeves.

His first independent dates were announced shortly after he was officially released, and this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subscription required but recommended) has lot of tidbits pertaining to what his suddenly flexible future might hold.

The former Intercontinental champion is charging $4500 per show, with a discount for promotions willing to sign him up for multiple dates in advance. If the booker or company is new or has a less-than-stellar reputation, the man who now officially calls himself “The Big Guy” wants $5000.

The Big Guy himself is putting it out there on social media, and not just for wrestling:

All this could change if things progress in talks between Reeves and New Japan Pro Wrestling. Dave Meltzer says talks are ongoing, and there’s interest from both sides. Ryback and New Japan are negotiating money and dates.

With all these options, we advise you keep an eye out for The Ryback - in a wrestling ring or fitness center near you.

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