Former WWE Superstar Ryback discussed his Hell in a Cell match with CM Punk at the 2012 Hell in a Cell pay-per-view event during episode 9 of his podcast, Conversation With The Big Guy. For those who do not remember, Punk was supposed to defend the WWE Title against John Cena at the event, but Cena had a shoulder injury and had surgery to repair, which forced WWE to put Ryback, who was still new on the main roster, in the main event against Punk.
As for his proudest moment in WWE, Ryback admitted that outside of winning the WWE Intercontinental Championship, main eventing the event with Punk was his proudest moment because it showed him he could succeed in pro wrestling. Ryback stated that he didn’t like his matches with Punk in general due to Punk not wanting to put work into the matches. This was Ryback’s first HIAC match and his first main event on a WWE pay-per-view event. “I never liked any of our matches, but that was more on him not wanting to put effort into doing it, and that’s the truth,” Ryback said. Ryback believes he was fully developed at that time and could have done anything in the match.
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