After his WWE tryout last fall, Joey Ryan has been far from bashful about criticizing the company, specifically its developmental system.
The former TNA wrestler and indy star has shared stories of some of the most frustrating elements of his short WWE experience. He's written of WWE officials dismissing the quality of indy wrestling and telling him they couldn't make money with Daniel Bryan, for example.
Ryan isn't done talking. He's added to his collection of complaints and anecdotes.
About NXT's head trainer, he recently tweeted, "Bill DeMott's job is to bully 20 year old NXT kids who will take it."
Before that comment, Ryan wrote on his Facebook page about a dark match that never materialized: "I was scheduled for dark match vs. Great Khali last year but WWE pulled it & said I was 'too fresh off TNA & might be more over than Khali.'"
If this was really the reason WWE had for taking Ryan out of action against Khali, it's a baffling line of thought. If the company is afraid of someone overshadowing Khali, isn't the issue instead with Khali's ability to garner a reaction?
It's understandable that WWE wants to grow its own talent, but adding folks who have some buzz from elsewhere is by no means a bad thing.
It's hard to tell where raw emotion ends and rational observation begins with Ryan's comments. Even if his is a highly subjective view, it is still concerning to see such closed-mindedness from NXT officials.