Ryback Explains Vince McMahon's Perception Of 'Tough Guys'

Ryback has certainly been outspoken since leaving WWE, and much of that extends to his former boss, Vince McMahon.

In a new ESPN interview, Ryback describes the personality of the WWE Chairman, saying that he has a unique view of perceiving toughness. 

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“Vince has that old school, tough guy persona," said Ryback. "I have had many talks with him where he said, ‘Well, they don’t want to hear you talking about books.’ Well, why not? I can go out there and talk about whatever I want. But when that red light goes on and I’m out there fighting, you’re never going to question me. You’re not going to go, ‘What a dork, that guy reads books. What a sissy.’ No, I kick ass.”

Despite his notion that he wouldn't be questioned in the ring, Ryback certainly felt as if his booking direction was questionable.

“I would go get myself over with their TV time and then on the big moments when I needed to win, they never let me win. The name of the game is winning, point blank. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that and looking at me with my style and that intensity, if you don’t win the big ones from time to time, it’s really hard to get some momentum. But when I am given two minutes to go out there and lose? You can’t have a guy look like me go out there and lose in two minutes. You can’t do it. You are telling [the fans] that he is a piece of s— and they know that," Ryback said.

You can read the full interview at this link.

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