The differences between Goldberg & Ryback
by, 06-12-2012 at 04:19 PM (14343 Views)
Hey guys Knox here hoping all is well. Just wanted to talk about the whole Ryback, Goldberg ordeal. As a huge fan of Ryback, this interests me because while I was never and I mean NEVER a fan of Goldberg, he actually is miles ahead of Ryback and I'll tell you why.
Difference #1: Crowd Reaction
I won't call this the PG Era because they've been getting edgier on their product but I think it was the fans that made Goldberg so special. He was getting the largest pops ever after he hit the spears on Nitro thus setting up the Jackhammer slam. It was completely and freakishly insane.
Ryback is in an environment where the live fans aren't as interactive. TNA & ROH fans show a little bit more excitement and I think its the age thing. TNA & ROH crowds are a majority of adults from ages 18-34 so that say's it.
Difference #2: Difference in Opponents
Ryback is sort of hard to get behind because he's beating up jobbers that we never even heard of. The only guy on the WWE roster I recall him facing was Derrick Bateman. I mean c'mon, even Brodus Clay is jobbing out actual known wrestlers like JTG, Hawkins and Primo and the others.
People got behind Goldberg because he was destroying very well over and well known talent week after week giving his streak more merit and prestige. I personally recall Goldberg beating Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, Bret Hart, Curt Hennig, William Regal, Raven and other established wrestlers which made it much more fun to watch.
Difference #3: In ring style
Now I feel this is a category that I rule in favor of Ryback. I feel like Ryback has much more strength in his moves and he makes it look much more real and that's what excites me about Ryback.
Goldberg was fierce as well but his spear came out very weak at times. When he actually did perfect the spear right he hurt alot of people, for example Bret Hart. Goldberg had some exciting Japanese like maneuvers but at the end of the day he was reckless. I don't know too much about Ryback yet to label him reckless and quite honestly its too early to even tell but I guess we'll see.
Difference #4: Extrance and Theme Music
I think Goldberg had a perfect theme that struck fear. Not to mention his entrance with the pyro and him standing behind it was epic and the cameras following him from the locker room to the ring madehis full entrance an epic adventure for us all. The streak had that much more prestige from the entrance alone.
Now as far as Ryback, I'm sure his entrance will get better as the streak grows but for now, its whack. His music sounds like a knockoff of "Sweet Dreams" instrumental. Its a decent theme but not for Ryback. He also needs to time his fireworks better to align with the breakdown of his music. This is something that Batista did with perfection when he had fireworks. He timed everything perfect.
I have a suggestion for a new Ryback theme if anyone cares to know. Check out the YouTube link below. Its the instrumental of Jay-Z's "The Dynasty". The music smells streak and epic to me and it would go perfect with Ryback.
Now keep in mind, I don't want them to make Ryback just like Goldberg. He has enough talent to be his own man but its some obvious features that are lacking from Ryback that could get him more over. These features are the intangibles in which Ryback has no control over. Ryback is doing his job perfect but he can't choose his theme, his opponents and whatever else. But in ring, his presence and everything he controls is spot on.
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