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Arn Anderson On Ryback – “Maybe He’s Smarter Than We All Think”

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Arn Anderson has discussed former WWE Superstar Ryback and how he thinks ‘The Big Guy’ could be preparing for a return to wrestling.

Speaking on his ARN podcast, Anderson along with co-host Conrad Thompson were discussing Fastlane 2016.At this event, Ryback would team with Big Show and Kane to defeat Wyatt Family members Erick Rowan, Luke Harper, and Braun Strowman.This led to a more in-depth discussion about the former WWE Intercontinental Champion.

Anderson comments:

“I always – I have an opinion about people, the way they treat me…I always had no issues and a great working relationship with Ryback.There were a lot of things I would pull him aside and explain to him in advance.My feelings on what they were gonna do with him.Now let me say this – there was a point when the ‘Feed Me More’ stuff started right away and they first started pushing him – he got over pretty good.He was pretty hot at one time, and again here’s that line, they cut his water off and I don’t know why.”

“It was so sudden and it was such a turn. It just makes you wonder if there was a conversation somewhere that I wasn’t privy to.Somewhere he picked up some heat with the wrong guy; that’s the only thing I can figure that happened.He was selling merch, looked like a million dollars, he was getting over which is what you want and he had that look that Vince loves.So I couldn’t figure out what the negatives were.But I never had an issue working on matches with him or anything, he was always very, very easy to work with.”

Arn Anderson then comments on the recent online spat between Ryback and WWE Hall of Famer, Mark Henry as well as commenting on a potential Ryback return.

Anderson says:

“Don’t know too much about his arguments lately.I don’t try and get involved too deeply in what I read and believing about half of what I hear.Maybe not even that.You know, I’m sorry to hear that because I like both guys.But if he’s getting himself back ready for another run, we’ll see how that goes.”

“Maybe he’s smarter than we all think.”

During the podcast centred around Fastlane 2016, Anderson also discussed AJ Styles and whether his ‘Styles Clash’ move was banned in WWE.

Credit: ARN