Ryback Planning In-Ring Return After Two Year Absence

Ryback Planning In-Ring Return After Two Year Absence

Ryback has not wrestled since 2018 following a severe back injury which required over a dozen stem cell procedures. However, his time away from the ring looks to be coming to an end after he confirmed on his Shooting Blanks Wrestling Report podcast that he is back in training.

My back is great. I’m training now, like weight training and conditioning to get ready for wrestling.

I’d say I’ll probably give myself three to four weeks and then hopefully, from there, be able to get back in a ring and start doing some training low key. Just get myself in there to see how I feel.

I honestly don’t think I’ll miss a beat. I’ve been out before. When I had the ankle injury, I didn’t wrestle for a year and a half. Then I got thrown on the road, and came right back after not wrestling for a year and a half. I did dark matches and live events there for like five months, but like I went back to live events, working 8, 10, 12, 15-minute matches.

It seems unlikely we’ll see Ryback in a WWE ring as he has been very outspoken about the company and is currently involved in a trademark dispute over the Ryback name. In the past, Ryback has teased going to All Elite Wrestling, but they have a full roster at present and only just found a spot for Miro. Impact Wrestling could be a possible destination as they regularly bring in former WWE talent, and with Anthem behind them are now financially secure. Alternatively, a return to the indies, where he completed as The Big Guy between August 2016 and August 2018, could happen when promotions can hold shows with larger crowds to justify his booking fee.

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