Ryback recently made headlines on his podcast when he claimed that WWE was potentially booking him to battle The Ultimate Warrior at WrestleMania XXX. He claimed that Mark Carrano had showed him a pre-lineup for the show and he was penciled in to battle the legend.
However, according to Warrior’s wife (Dana Warrior), there is no truth to this, as reported by Pro Wrestling Sheet.
Not true. It always saddens me when people tell untruths on a man's grave to promote their lives. Do your OWN work. Dana https://t.co/Y4VnJ98uUZ
— The Ultimate Warrior (@UltimateWarrior) July 14, 2017
Warrior’s manager Steve Wilton also joined in to dispel Ryback’s claims:
Zero truth to Ryback vs Warrior at WM30. Warrior had no intention of ever stepping in the ring. Listen to his speech. It was never discussed
— Steve Wilton (@SteveWiltonUK) July 14, 2017
(Soucek’s Analysis: Ryback is certainly an interesting guy, but it can be hard to take everything he says as the truth. In late 2016, he claimed Triple H told him to his face that the company didn’t ever want another “marquee name”, which certainly seems like an unusual thing for a member of upper-management to say to a wrestler. Now, he’s making news over a once proposed Ultimate Warrior match. We’ll have to see if Ryback is able to clear up his side of the story, or if there’s anyone he can get to corroborate his claim.)