On the latest episode of his new podcast Conversation with the Big Guy, former WWE star Ryback reveals that he applied to legally change his name to “Ryback Alan Reeves”.
Ryback notes that this week’s episode, uploaded today, was recorded in advance, and he was scheduled to appear in court on September 1st about the name change. He said there is a precedent as there are other people named Ryback, and he is confident about the process being easy.
Ryback says the name is part of his brand and it was something he created, and it was not done to get over on anyone or for any reason besides wanting to own his identity. He says he will still be referred to as ‘Ryan’ but this is something that just needed to be done.
Co-host Pat Buck commented on the situation from a promoter’s perspective, noting that he (as former Pro Wrestling Syndicate and current WrestlePro promoter /owner) that he’s been hit with cease-and-desist orders for using promotional images and names from WWE and TNA.
You can listen to episode three of Conversation with the Big Guy, available on iTunes and SoundCloud, in the player below.
On a related note, Buck competed against Cody Rhodes in the main event of Wrestle Pro’s live event this past weekend; you can read complete results from Wrestle Pro 8 below, courtesy of Shin-Blade:
Before the night began, WWE Hall of Famer, “Nature Boy” Ric Flair greeted the crowd.
1) Triple Threat Match
Craven Varro def Delroy Alexander & Sonjay Dutt
2) Chris Avery Queling def Dave Destruction
3) Six Man Tag Team Match
Taboo Crew def The Heavenly Bodies & Buster Jackson
4) WrestlePro Championship Match
Bobby Wayward def Anthony Bowens (c) via interference by Chris Avery Queling
5) Kevin Matthews def Brian Myers via Ego Driver in Brian Myers’s last match before returning to WWE
After the match, Kevin Matthews gave a heartfelt speech thanking Myers.
6) The Asthetic Males def Team Espana & Niko Riko via Beefcake Charlie moonsault onto Riko
7) “Bad Apple” Matt McIntosh def Johnny Clash
8) “Bayonne Badass” Danny Maff def Habib from the Car Wash, Alex Reynolds, Chris Payne Colt Cabana & Mario Bokara to become the Number One Contender to the WrestlePro Championship.
9) The “Abominable” CPA def Grado w/ Special Referee ‘Swoggle
10) Cody Rhodes def Pat Buck via Cross Rhodes
For more information: WrestleProOnline.com