When Ryback first entered the WWE he was a part of the promising group the Nexus. It was a short-lived stable that could have been the next big thing. In a recent interview with The Big Guy, Ryback opened up his dealings with Vince McMahon involving John Cena.
“At that time, with all the Nexus stuff, we were told to not, like, associate with the other guys. It was, kayfabe was in full effect. We had to ride together, workout together, not talk to any of the [other WWE performers]. If we saw John Cena in the gym, we weren’t even to look at him. It was like that enforced or so we thought at the time.”