On a recent edition of his Conversation with The Big Guy podcast, Ryback was asked about favorite moments and things he was proudest about from his WWE run. And The Big Guy’s answer legitimately makes me wonder if he has a podcast just so he can continue to fire shots at his nemesis, CM Punk:
My favorite, I think for me the proudest moment outside of winning the I.C. title, and the boys in the back waiting there and getting the round of applause, outside of Gorilla - I think my first Hell In A Cell match with CM Punk because that was my first main event outside of doing live events, working them. And which was thrown together last minute, obviously. And I never liked any of our matches, but that was more on him not wanting to put effort into doing it and that’s the truth. And I was fully developed at that time and could have done anything.
That’s not all. He also talked about his prospective MMA career, saying his strategy if he “pulled a CM Punk” and got soundedly defeated like Punk did in his fight with Mickey Gall at UFC 203 would be to go back to his old WWE “corn-fed meathead” character:
That would be my backup plan if I ever went into MMA and just totally pulled a CM Punkand got my ass kicked. I would just come back as Skip Sheffield. 'My mind's f--ked up,' and then, opening match, sell some merchandise, 'yep, yep, yep, what it do?', f--king Over The Shoulder Boulder Holder here and there, and f--king wave to the kids.
I get that old beefs never die, and Ryback is more likely to get publicity in places like Cageside Seats by keeping this one alive, but it’s gotta be time to move on, right?