Ryback has revealed he refrained from dating female superstars when he was with the WWE because he saw guys get emotionally affected when relationships with female talents went sour.
The former WWE superstar, during a Q&A session in Newcastle, UK, said that when relationships goes bad, it never ends up well for the couple. Ryback also said that when he was at WWE's developmental programme, he was told "don't poop where you eat".
When asked "which WWE Diva would you smash and why?" Ryback said, "Joey Mercury used to tell us, early on in developmental, don't poop where you eat, but he used to use another word, essentially." (Via Wrestling Inc)
"Now you kind of see some of the other wrestlers dating the Divas and marrying them, which they take that to another level. For me, I tried to talk to all of them, [be] friendly with all of them. I always kind of remembered that early on seeing instances where it goes bad and it never ends up well. I felt like I was in a position if I wanted to go that route it wouldn't have been a problem or truly affected me, but I've seen it affect other guys."
When Ryback - who quit the WWE in August this year - was reminded of what the question was about, he stressed that sexual relations with female WWE performer can be problem when working for the same company.
"You have to see that smashing leads to that whole different mindset altogether. And before you know it, you're riding together, and then, you're hanging out at the arena all day, and it's no good. So you avoid that smashing step altogether from what I was told and I always adhered to that. And I had enough trouble at WWE for things I talk about on the podcast this week, with my ankle, I didn't need to add any of that to the fire," he said, according to iLikeWrestling.