Ryback Challenges WWE to Explain Independent Contractor Deal

Posted By Caroline Walsh on 04/13/19

As previously reported, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver had a segment criticizing WWE for the treatment of its wrestlers by using them as independent contractors and not giving them proper benefits. WWE later responded to the segment and said that John Oliver “ignored the facts.” Additionally, WWE invited Oliver to attend WrestleMania last weekend, and he did not take them up on the offer. Former WWE Superstar Ryback later commented on the topic on his Twitter account, taking WWE to task for how wrong they are on the matter.

Ryback wrote, “@wwe @VinceMcMahon @TripleH @StephMcMahon instead of inviting @iamjohnoliver to a show, why don’t you publicly explain your reasons for the independent contractor deal. Its 2019 and surely you recognize how wrong you are in this matter. Do the right thing, the talent deserve it.” You can check out his tweet below.