Joey Ryan Talks Time With TNA, Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff, Working With Matt Morgan, His Release

Wrestling Inc.: Who informed you of your release?

Ryan: Al Snow. He called me. He's works in talent relations there, so he let me know. Like again, it wasn't even like a "hey, we're disappointed," it was like a "hey, we don't want to do this but right now we have to. It's nothing against you or your work and the door's definitely open down the line." And even since then I've talked to a couple guys there that had ideas of possibly using me in the coming year, even if it's just a one off like recent stuff done with Sonjay Dutt and Petey Williams, or if it's back on the roster. There's definitely ideas going around to bring me back. I think a lot of that's generated by the fan support too because a lot of the fans [audio cuts out] them and write them and request me. So that helps the idea of me coming back. So yeah, it was kind of like a hey, it's something we have to do right now. It's nothing against you. It was very formal. I don't hold any grudges or ill will towards them for it because I completely understand the decision.

Luckily for me I had such success in independent wrestling before I even got to TNA that it wasn't like, TNA cut me, what do I do now? How do I make money? I just went back to what I was doing before. A lot of guys who get upset or get mad, or guys don't really know how to make money on the independents like I do. So they feel like when they get cut that's the rug being swept out beneath them. For me, it's like okay, I just have to get my hustle back on.

Make sure to check back tomorrow for the third and final part of our interview, where Ryan discussed how TNA can compete with WWE, TNA cutting back on high priced talent, attending the WWE tryout camp in August, problems with John Laurinaitis, if his TNA run hurt his chances to join WWE and more.

Part one of the Joey Ryan interview is here, where Ryan discussed getting his start in the business, being one of the founders of PWG, Daniel Bryan getting over, working for WWE as an enhancement talent, TNA inviting him on Gut Check and more.

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