During his interview with Chris Van Vliet, Zack Ryder revealed that he’s not upset about being released by the WWE, citing that business is business and he understands the reasoning behind it. Here’s what he had to say:
It is what it is, right? There’s no hard feelings. I’m so grateful for my time in WWE. I mean, I was signed when I was 20 years old. I’m 34, my entire adult life has been literally living my dream. Being in WWE, being a Superstar. I mean, my only jobs were working at a deli, working at a pizza place, Gold’s Gym personal trainer with no clients, and WWE Superstar. So I have nothing to complain about, so grateful. WrestleMania moments, action figures, just being in the business for so long at the highest level.
So leaving, you know, being told ‘You’re released?’ I guess for some people yes, they see it as a negative. You don’t have a job, you don’t have money coming in. Yeah, that’s bad, right? But I see it like, ‘Okay. Now it’s time to do stuff I want to do. Now it’s time — not saying there were any handcuffs or anything. But the handcuffs are off, right? I can do whatever I want. And I keep saying this, but I believe it. Right now it feels like it’s Christmas morning, I’m just turning that corner. I see all those gifts, they’re all wrapped up, and I just want to go open them … I’m just so excited, the sky’s the limit.
You can listen to the interview below:
Credit: Chris Van Vliet. H/T 411Mania.