Ryback Cuts Promo On Injuries From Hospital Bed

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Ryback stated in a new video posted on YouTube that he's been working for "about seven months" with a strained groin and two sports hernias.

The recording was apparently done from a hospital bed as he was wearing a surgical hat and oxygen on his nose (with the sound of an IV pump/heart monitor in the background). While some will suggest this is part of some type of angle, he did use a NSFW word that doesn't exactly go along with WWE's PG initiative but take this for what you will.

You can watch the video at this link or embedded in the video below:

Ryback Tweeted the following on Monday:

Going away for a while to get some stuff fixed. Have not been myself for quite some time. Ps sorry punk…

WWE claimed on this week's episode of Main Event that he's out injured.

Richard Reacts: I was just waiting for Steve Austin to burst in there wearing a doctor's mask and hitting him with the bed pan. All of the best if this is legitimate, if not it could be character progression of some sort.

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  • Moose

    No socko?

  • Bob’s Diner

    Feels like a work to me. Will Dr. Hynie be performing the procedures?

  • A few things about this hit me as very wrong.

    – Hospital gowns are rarely a solid color, and are usually tie in the back, and not gathered around the neck like his is. Also, many hospitals are moving toward disposable gowns that have heater ports that personal blowers can be plugged into so you don’t freeze pre and post-op.

    – Usually, behind every hospital bed, even in pre and post-op, there’s a lot of equipment, just in case something is needed. While there’s a shelf above him, and the two different colors of paint on the walls look right, the lack of equipment makes me wonder.

    – Most hospitals use tape together ID bands as they’re cheaper, and there’s been too many bed sores and injuries caused by plastic snaps on bands through the years.

    – I couldn’t tell where the IV went into his arm, but it looked rather off. Also, they don’t normally administer oxygen unless it’s needed, or you’re in the operating room.

    – He talked about getting fixed, but he was acting loopy as if he was post-op. They don’t usually knock you out completely until you’re in the operating room, or on the way in, so you can help move yourself to the operating table. They wouldn’t want to have to move a guy his size without his help.

    There were a few things that were very right.

    – The cap on his head is something they always do, no matter how much or little hair you have.

    – The narrow hospital bed is used for moving patients around, and exactly what he would be in, unless in his hospital room.

    Sorry to be so analytical about this video, but hospitals and pre-op procedure is something I know quite well, and have gone through too many times in my life. This whole thing felt too staged to me, especially the end of it when he trailed off and was asleep. Yes, it happens that way, but with all the other issues, this felt terribly staged and convenient to me.

    • Undecided Voter

      I love over analysis like this. I respect the heck out of people when they talk about what the know in detail.

  • Undecided Voter


    I’m sorry mr Ryback, the chart says nil by mouth….

  • AJ Punk

    I call fake

  • KyWrestleFreak

    Former 4 time champion?

  • Bubba

    Where was the NSFW word that WWE PG would not allow??

    • Josh Middleton


  • Dave Barton

    And in other news, Brad Maddox is still lost in a cave…