Originally written on Wrestling Truth  |  Last updated 8/26/14
Ryback doesn’t trust anyone: Ryback said he took Steve Austin’s advice and doesn’t trust anyone, during a recent interview with the College Times website. “I get along with everyone to some degree. I travel alone, though, and Stone Cold Steve Austin always said, ‘Don’t trust anybody.’ He didn’t just say that to say that,” says Ryback. “I always say, there are sharks swimming with dolphins. There are a lot of sharks in the WWE. You gotta be wary of everybody. Wade Barrett, though, still to this day is one of my friends that I keep in contact with and talk to a lot up there, and Daniel Bryan, believe it or not, I tend to get along pretty well with. I’m not there to make friends. Razor Ramon/Scott Hall used to always say, ‘You can make money or you can make friends.’ I’m here to make as much money as possible and put out a great product for WWE and that’s my goal.” Ryback also discussed the development of his character: “A lot of people don’t know that I was Ryback before I was Skip Sheffield down in the developmental territories. It was a name I came up with and created, as far as when I was away from the WWE. ‘Skip Sheffield’ was presented to me by Dusty Rhodes. It was something I don’t regret ever having happened because it did happen [and] that’s what got me to the WWE initially. I cannot tell you enough how glad I am to not be doing that right now. What you see now is me. I’m a very intense individual in real life in everything I do. I set goals and I attack them with the intensity you see on TV.” ___________________________________________________________ Jim Ross battling the flu: WWE Hall of Fame announcer Jim Ross is out battling the flu and will not be able to commentate at Sunday’s WWE Royal Rumble PPV. JR wrote on Twitter: “The flu is a bear. Trip to hospital last nite for chest x-ray. Back to Dr’s ofc this am for results & to eliminate pneumonia as possibility.” ___________________________________________________________ Billy Graham back in hospital: “Superstar” Billy Graham is back in hospital as a precautionary measure, because he was coughing up fluid while doing breathing exercises. The WWE Hall of Famer had only just been released after a bout of double-pneumonia. He is also suffering from cirrhosis of the liver. ___________________________________________________________ Raw rating drops: This week’s episode of WWE Raw on the USA Network, drew a 3.04 rating with an average audience of 4.317 million viewers. This is down from the previous week’s 3.185 number. Hour 1 drew 4.370 million viewers. Hour 2 drew 4.419 million viewers. Hour 3 dropped to 4.162 million viewers.
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