WWE star Ryback believes he can "blow John Cena out of the water" in merchandise sales and fan base

Posted in: WWE News
Dec 14, 2012 - 10:35 AM

WWE star Ryback spoke with Digital Spy and was asked what he hopes to achieve before WrestleMania 30. "It's great to talk ahead. I focus on one day at a time, but my goal is to be WWE champion, World Heavyweight Champion," Ryback said. "My goal is to not just replace John Cena but blow John Cena out of the water. I'm very vocal about that. I want to beat John in all aspects of this thing - merchandise, fan base - because I believe I can.

"That's what our company - the WWE needs somebody who's not going to be intimidated, who's not going to be afraid. I'm that guy. We haven't had that. We need somebody. John's not going to be around forever.

"I have nothing but respect - I think he's one of the hardest-working guys in the history of this company but my goal is to be my best. And I believe my best is better than him. And he knows that too, and there's a friendly rivalry there and I look forward to seeing how I do against him in the coming year." Read the full interview at

Powell's POV: Cena is enough of a company guy that I could see him encouraging someone he likes to step up and make that type of goal. Ryback also commented on whether his past knee injuries have forced him to hold back in the ring, the names from the past he wishes he could work with, and the other wrestlers he believes will step up and help him carry the company into the future.

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