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Ryback Says He Has Creative Control Over His Character

October 23, 2015 | Posted by Joseph Lee

In an interview with AZ Central, Ryback revealed that he has creative control over what he can do with his character. Here are highlights:

On the WWE schedule: “Every week, it’s four to five nights a week. The drives vary anywhere from two hours a night to something more extreme. Last night was probably about as bad as it gets.”

On how much input he has with his character: “I can say that for me, personally, I 100 percent have been able to do anything I want to with Ryback. We’ve talked about things and certain elements, but I’ve been allowed creative control to do what I want to do. If Vince (McMahon, WWE CEO) doesn’t like anything, he would tell me and we’d correct.”

On how close Ryback is to Ryan Reeves: “So, the Ryback we see on TV once the bell rings? I’m ultra-aggressive, really intense. The thing I have in the ring is how I apply myself in real life. I like to win. I like to be my best. Here’s an example. At camp a few months ago, there was a pingpong table. I love pingpong. Since I was a kid, I’d always play pingpong. Now, Jimmy Uso and Adrian Neville both kicked my ass playing pingpong. I played them 10 games each. I couldn’t let it go. I wanted to keep getting better. That’s the kind of intensity and focus I have. When I step foot in the ring, it’s still there.”

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