We’re told Ryback was very unhappy with Alberto Del Rio beating Big Show for the World Heavyweight Championship on last week’s Smackdown. Ryback had been under the impression that he would be beating Big Show for the title at Wrestlemania 29.
My source says this could still be the case, or they may go in another direction, but Ryback was hoping the company had plans to keep the title on Show until they had a main event match at Wrestlemania.
One observer reminds there is a lot of time between now and then, so the company could put the belt back on Big Show, but we’re told Ryback voiced his displeasure over the situation to a few people backstage.
This same observer says they wouldn’t be surprised if WWE was testing Ryback by teasing him with the title and seeing how he reacts when plans appear to change. There is a lot of nervousness about how he’ll handle the pressure and responsibility if/when he’s really given the ball and depended on to carry one of the brands later this year.