#5 Ryback telling Vince McMahon he will be the next John Cena
Everyone wants to be the top guy at WWE, and Ryback was no different. In fact, some wrestling sources to this day claim that Ryback had a title run in the works, but it didn't work out for one reason or another. With that being said, the idea of Ryback telling Vince McMahon during a meeting that he was the next John Cena is absurd and is probably part of why WWEE ultimately gave him the boot in 2016. Ryback was just never going to be the centerpiece of the company.
However, that's not how he sees it.
“Before they booked me to lose seven pay per views in a row, I was number two in merchandise in WWE,” Ryback told Sports Illustrated. “I was beating John Cena on certain nights. I had half the amount of merchandise that he had, but would beat him in shirts, chains, and photos on some nights and be right there with him the rest. From a business standpoint, if you see a guy who is red hot and the crowd is behind him, you should be going out of your way to make merchandise and book and protect this guy because you have lightning in a bottle. But that was not the case, and instead they had to go out of their way to make me look bad.”