Ryan Reeves (Ryback) revealed in a video posted to his official Instagram account on Friday that he is no longer under contract with WWE effective this week.
Ryback confirmed a contract dispute with WWE back in May following an appearance at Extreme Rules where he requested to be removed from WWE television. He continued to provide updates ever since and it didn’t appear both sides would agree on a new deal.
His general displeasure with WWE and his current position with the company became public back in April when he told Myles Galloway in an interview that his last three WrestleMania appearances “not been great” and was upset about being part of the Kickoff show in Dallas.
Ryback appeared on the fourth season of “Tough Enough” that was part of Smackdown and later was signed to a developmental deal with WWE working in Deep South Wrestling. He would later emerge in Ohio Valley Wrestling and Florida Championship Wrestling until he was brought up in 2010 as part of the first season of WWE NXT on Syfy. After a run with the Nexus group, he would officially re-debut under the Ryback name in 2012 which included a high profile feud with CM Punk that year for the WWE Championship. Ryback had a run as Intercontinental Champion in 2015 and his last high profile feud was with Kalisto over the United States Championship in 2016.
You can check out his entire video message below.
Thanks to Online World of Wrestling for help with this report.