WWE has a huge fan base in India and when superstar Ryback walked into the dna office on Friday he met and interacted with a few young fans.
The wrestler is in India to promote the sport which in his view is physical entertainment. Ryback when asked if WWE was a sport or entertainment, the man whose real name is Ryan Reeves said, "For me Vince McMahon is our Roman Emperor and we are all his gladiators. We tell stories, some people play their characters better than others. It's all about loyalty to WWE."
Talking about his India journey the star revealed that he has stuck to his regime when it comes to food. Reeves said, "I hit the gym for three hours everyday. I eat a lot of proteins, brown rice, pasta, chicken. I eat 8-10 large meals everyday."
Joking about how in 2002 some fellow WWE stars had come to India, Ryback said, "A number of the WWE guys had come over and a few of them fell really ill. I got a few warnings to be careful as I eat a lot and may end up getting sick. I have been sticking to my diet of grilled chicken, steak and burgers."
The 31-year-old star revealed that he loved the Indian ketchup and was looking forward to trying vada pav.
When it comes to India, Ryback said he and Indian star wrestler, The Great Khali are great friends. Talking about the same, the WWE star revealed, "The Great Khali is a great friend of mine and he came out of a small town in Punjab."
Speaking about upcoming Indian wrestling talent for the WWE, Ryback said, "The WWE has great recruiters and they are really good at what they do. They find young and exciting talent from amateur wrestling, MMA. They look for talent all around the world and the more markets we represent the better."
Ryback is a hero for many youngsters and the WWE star revealed who his favourite wrestlers were. Ryback said, "Shawn Michaels, Brett Hart and British Bull Dog among many others."
About comparisons with veteran wrestler Goldberg, Ryback said, "When I first started, the WWE website said I channel John Goldberg in my moves but this is completely false. Whoever started that lead to a chant at my matches, but I am my own man. I liked Goldberg growing up, I am bald like him and have big biceps. I like the man and have no ill-feelings towards him."
The likes of The Rock, John Cena and Stone Cold Steve Austin have all made Hollywood debuts, Ryback spoke of his silver screen ambitions as he said, "I would love to do a film. My heart and soul is with the WWE. We reach a whole new level of fans with films. The Rock really did well in films. I think I'd be the perfect comic book villain. The WWE though is my first priority and if I can do a film and not miss much of WWE work, I'd love to do it."
Here is the full interview: