Ryback certainly hasn't kept his lips sealed in regards to his issues with his decade with WWE. His latest interview is no different.
Ryback opened up to Kevin Eck of Pressbox about his problems with the company, specifically, what he considered the final straw.
"Booking was only one part of why I chose to leave. I actually just opened up about my ankle injury on Episodes 16 and 17 of Conversations with The Big Guy. I firmly believe my entire WWE career as Ryback went the way it did stemming from my ankle injury in Nexus. Being denied magazine covers and who knows what else while there, along with the stop-and-go booking, all led to me finally leaving. I could have just been satisfied making decent money, but only limited to what they wanted me to earn no matter what I did or how hard I worked or how over I got and being a 'TV star,' or say [screw] it, I know who and what I am and there isn't another human being alive like me. I create my success, and I'm going to achieve all my goals I have set," said Ryback.
Despite his bad experience with the biggest wrestling company in the world, he won't write off the possibility of heading to Japan -- although there's a catch.
"I am more than open to going over there for two-to-three days here and there. Anything outside of that would be very difficult considering how hands-on I am with everything going on right now," he said.
If he goes to Japan, or anywhere for that matter, the former Intercontinental Champion wants to take his 'Ryback' moniker with him.
"Ryback was a name I created when I was not in the WWE, along with 'The Big Guy' and 'Feed Me More.' I understand WWE and Vince McMahon like to protect the WWE brand, rightfully so, but I don't come in there and say, 'OK, I now own WWE and the same goes for my brand.' They have gotten away with [that] for far too long, and I gave them my heart and soul while working for them," explained Ryback. "I refuse to be limited to just a wrestler and have other people tell me I cannot do other things with my life. I want to control how I am perceived and am allowed to make a living with the brand I created and own."