During his appearance on the Steve Austin Show, Ryback claimed that he told Vince McMahon to his face that he can replace John Cena as the company’s next big star.
“I told Vince this. I am here for the long haul. Like, I want to be my absolute best and my best is going to end up pretty damn good, at the end of this, but the key to that is staying healthy and longevity here. People are going to take themselves out, people get injured, and opportunities open up. And I’ve said from day one, I’ve told Vince this to his face, I am the guy that can replace John Cena, and I’m not John Cena, I’m Ryback. But I’m the guy that can do that and I can sell [tickets], but I need to be healthy and I need to be here everyday for that to happen.”
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Ryback also discussed his training habits, wanting to do more in WWE, and much more.