Ryback Talks Intercontinental Title and What’s Next, Respecting Old School History, More


– WWE Intercontinental Champion Ryback recently spoke with The Argus Leader to promote Saturday’s WWE live event in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The full interview is at this link. Below are some highlights:

Benching up to 550 pounds and lifting heavy Superstars:

“There aren’t many guys that I’m not capable of picking them up. It’s a pretty incredible thing and I’m very thankful for it. It’s not easy; it’s a totally different ballgame lifting a human body like Mark Henry and The Big Show compared to a barbell or dumbbell. But the weight training has prepared me for opportunities like that.”

Respecting old school wrestling history:

“Being a part of this (WWE), I’m thankful for everybody that has come before me. They laid the groundwork for what we have here now in the WWE. If it wasn’t for the (Fabulous) Freebirds, the Von Erich’s and guys of that nature who put their heart and soul into this, then we wouldn’t have the opportunity to be WWE Superstars.”

Returning to defend his title at SummerSlam and what’s next:

“Obviously, being the Intercontinental Champion is a huge responsibility. The next step, and it’s solely on my shoulders now, is to take this momentum and carry it into the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, eventually. So I’m taking it as a challenge, and I’m loving every second of it.”

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