Perhaps. Although, Ryback's been in WWE longer than Ryan, and apparently Vince has liked him ever since he laid eyes on him.
On the subject of Ryan, he's been absent for ages. I hope he's been training don in FCW or something for all this time.
True but I really think they wanted to push Ryan quickly mainly down to his look, like they've now done with Ryback. I think they wanted to play off his similar look to Batista but then Skip returned to TV in April as Ryback and Ryan disappeared after May. Just my little take on it.