Earlier this month, WWE NXT North American Champion Velveteen Dream got people talking in an interesting way.
Dream took to his official Instagram story where he questioned is it fair to critique WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon for the fans not enjoying the product. He thinks that when the product isn’t enjoyable then it’s due to the performers.
Former WWE star Ryback spoke on the Conversations with the Big Guy Ryback podcast about this topic. According to Ryback, he thinks that this is a way that Dream can get attention and wants to be called up to the main roster. Thus, he thinks Dream is trying to get the respect of McMahon.
“I actually heard Velveteen Dream made a remark on the talent and I get what he is doing. He desperately wants to get called up to the main roster and wants to get out of developmental,” stated Ryback. “Oftentimes, guys will try to kiss Vince McMahon’s a** to try to do that, it’s just the way that it is. Guys do media – Vince McMahon is a genius and a wizard. They say these things because they want to get called up; they want to make big money and they want to get out of developmental. That is the truth of the situation, or he is naïve. He doesn’t understand how it works yet; it’s not the talent. The talent has always been there.”
Ryback continued, “If Velveteen Dream shows up to Raw and they go, ‘Velveteen, you’re going to go out on Superstars. We’re not going to give you an entrance. You’re not going to do any s***. You’re going to put this guy over and you’re not going to do anything cool. We don’t want you showing off and if you do, you’re going to be pulled and will be sitting in catering for a year and then we are going to fire you.’ You’re not going to get over, so that will be a rude awakening if he doesn’t know how the creative process works. He probably already does; he is a smart guy. I feel like he does know it but he is just trying to get called up, which I commend. You gotta do what you gotta do to get called up,” said Ryback.
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H/T to Wrestling Inc for the transcription