Ryback Gets Heat over Twitter Remarks About John Cena?

Sharon GlencrossContributor IApril 17, 2013

photo from wwe.com
photo from wwe.com

Did Ryan "Ryback" Reeves go too far in attempting to build up his current feud with John Cena? This looks to be the case.

Following the tense confrontation between Cena and Ryback at the end of Raw, the former Nexus member took to Twitter to continue to build up the feud, even making comments about Cena's personal life (via WrestlingInc.com).

Over at today's F4W Daily Update, Dave Meltzer notes:

Ryback got into Twitter trouble yesterday.  He posted a bunch of anti-John Cena stuff, obviously in character, to build the match.  One read "Watching the pain on Cena's face was worth standing back for.  Funny the 2 things he says I lack his ex-wife seem to love."  Mr. Ryback since deleted all his Cena stuff.

The star was, of course, referring to Liz Huberdeau, Cena's ex-wife. After three years of marriage, the two underwent a widely publicized divorce in the spring of last year.  

Something clearly is up with Ryback's official Twitter account. Not only were the Cena remarks deleted, all of his posts were taken down. As of now, the only thing Ryback has on the account is a run-of-the-mill motivational tweet that he put up a few hours ago.

Making the remarks clearly isn't the smartest thing Ryback has ever done. Sure, a wrestler can attempt to convince fans that there is genuine heat between him and his foe, but dragging up someone's personal life is going a little too far. 

However, in fairness to the man, the WWE and Cena already brought up the divorce in the build up to Cena's rematch with The Rock at WrestleMania 29, with the star blaming his loss last year for causing the split.

With this in mind, is it really a surprise that Ryback assumed the matter was now fair game and something that could be used in an angle?