Ryan Reeves, better known by his ring name Ryback, has revealed why he left the WWE. The Big Guy quit in August this year after negotiations arising from a contract dispute fell apart.
The former WWE superstar in an interview with Pressbox said that it was not just the bookings that led him to quit the WWE, but he was "denied magazine covers" and the opportunity to make big bucks despite his potentials.
"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 Conversation 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," he said.
"I could 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," he added.
Before Ryback left the wrestling entertainment company, he was out of action for several months and was removed from the WWE network television. And after the negotiations for a new deal fell apart, Ryback finally moved on.
In August, Ryback had shared a video on Instagram announcing his departure from WWE.
"The Big Guy Ryback would like to wish the WWE the best in their future endeavours. From this point forward myself and the WWE will no longer be conducting business together.I would like to personally say thank you to all the WWE performers I've had a pleasure whom I've had the pleasure to be in the ring with," he had said.