Superstar Ryback: "Pushed too s(m)oon"
by, 08-06-2013 at 10:02 PM (4999 Views)
We all know what this about? This is about my boy Ryback having a disappointing 2013, ppv losing streak, and being pushed too s(m)oon! I've stated in the past I'm a big fan of Ryback because he brings something different to my tv screen. He isn't like everyone else. He is a monster!! A monster with a ton of potential to be great. Hell, I did a blog in the past "Booking Ryback to the top." I did last year before he was announced to face Punk at HIAC for the WWE title. Making him the IC champion vs The Miz all the way to winning the prize at Mania. No it wasn't at WM 29 either. In any case, it is time to discuss Ryback:
The beginning: Do we need to start this out talking about the jobbers he beat? No, lets just start where the "push" began! Where? Raws in October of 2012 when an injured John Cena possibly needed a replacement. His replacement? Ryback!! Cena endorsed Ryback to get the WWE title shot to take on CM Punk inside Devil playpen. Feed me more chants roared from the crowd as the announcement was made. I wanted Cena vs Punk at HIAC to end their long feud. For those who don't know, HIAC is the last resort to end a feud. Now days it isn't the case because HIAC is a ppv and guys can have HIAC matches vs their opponents they have never faced. Hell, Ryback vs Punk is a great example of that. Going into the ppv, people talked how WWE can't screw it up. Should Punk drop the belt to Ryback? You know they can't have him lose clean to hurt him. Jericho stated WWE should let Ryback win instantly creating a new star. Screwjob type of finish with Brad Maddox as the ref helped Punk retain.
Instead of Team Punk vs Team Foley, we get a triple threat match for the WWE title. I endorsed it even though others were upset classic Survivor Series match took backseat yet again. I want a champion defending the title on ppvs. The triple threat match of course featured Ryback vs Punk vs Cena. Punk retained yet again thanks to the Shield this time who just debuted for the first time attacking Ryback when he had Cena beat in the middle of the ring. I think we all get it by this time that Ryback isn't going to win the belt, but he gets a rematch at TLC. Punk gets surgery done and was out so he faced the Shield in a 6 man tag TLC match. Ryback's partners were Team Hell No! The Shield won this match in some call, the best debut match of all-time. Have yet to see that match o, my opinion really can't validate it. Ryback however got his rematch against Punk on the 20th anniversary of Monday Night Raw in a TLC match. When you are a kid watching ladder matches, you are asking yourself, why is this dude not going for the belt? Example of this: Knockout ladder match recently on Impact, Taryn Terrell turns around on a ladder reaching for the contract. You knew when she turned around she was going to jump off which she did. Ryback was setting up tables, ladders, steel steps on the outside. You know they would be used. Lights go out as he is climbing the ladder, Shield is of course out there. Costs him yet again another WWE title match.
Royal Rumble, he seemed to me like the only guy who hasn't won the Royal Rumble match in the past to win it. He ended up being in the final 2 only to lose to Cena. Teams up with Cena and Sheamus to take on the Shield. Loses yet again at Elimination Chamber? WM he faced Mark Henry. Mark Henry isn't getting any younger and we all hear the rumors of Ryback's wrestlemania moment lifting a big man. You instantly thought he was going to win the match. Made no sense for him not to. Henry won the match? Why? He is going to face Cena which happened 3 months later after Ryback got his WWE title matches. Which he scored a draw at Extreme Rules in a last man standing match, but turned out losing 2 of 3 matches on the next ppv. Henry lost to Sheamus in a strap match at Extreme Rules. Like Sheamus needed the rub more than Ryback. Ryback lost every ppv match up til July in 2013 when he finally picked up his first ppv win at MITB. Ugh....I had high expectations for Ryback in 2013 to be a top guy in the company.
Biggest disappointment for me was when he turned heel. Not only did he turn heel, but he faced the top guy. The man in the company on throw away ppvs. Why? Coming off so many losses in a row, why would you put Ryback in the main event vs the top guy? Where does Ryback go from there? Ryback Rules? I love me some FEED ME MORE!! WWE left money on the table with that. Now he is CRYBACK? How much more horrible can it get for one of my favorite talents in over a year. Would you have guessed this? Did you think after that HIAC type of push he got that he would end up being CRYBACK less than a year later? I certainly didn't. It is very disappointing to me. How many WWE title losses can one have? This is why I didn't want him pushed to the moon too quickly. Losses after losses pile up and dream matches later on you can look forward to. Now what dream matches with Ryback do we have now? Ryback vs Orton or Sheamus? That is basically it besides maybe Kane or Big Show. I'd like to see him face RVD at Summerslam, but who knows who he'll face. Will he be on the card? Has anyone had a more disappointing 2013 on WWE's roster? To me when you think of disappointing 2013, it is Ryback!
There you have it!! That is my thoughts on frustration of Ryback in 2013. Agree or disagree? What do you think of Ryback's 2013? What did you think of his heel turn? You like Feed me more or Ryback Rules? Was he pushed too soon? Leave that and more in the comment section below. Thanks for reading!!
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