WWE star Ryback requests to be taken off programming until contract resolved

Ryback could be MIA from WWE programming until his reported contract issues are worked out.

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WWE superstar Ryback, whose given name is Ryan Reeves, has requested to be taken off all WWE television programming until his new contract is resolved, Ryback announced on his Tumblr page.

Ryback was scheduled to wrestle in a Battle Royale match on Monday night’s episode of "Raw" in St. Louis. However, Ryback reportedly left the venue after meeting with WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon to discuss his contract, which is set to expire this summer. Ryback was apparently unhappy with the amount of money offered in the new deal.

Ryback has expressed his unhappiness with his role in the company in recent interviews and even took a jab at his part in Sunday’s "Payback" pay-per-view event, in which he was featured on the pre-show. Ryback sported a belt with the words "Pre-Show Stopper" after being placed on a PPV event’s pre-show a second time.