History Wrestling / Ryback

14th Aug '16 7:07:49 PM JamesAustin
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* BloodKnight: His face gimmick was to pretty much to beat a guy (or pair of guys) down, then promptly ask for more guys to beat down. Cena probably put it best on the October 15, 2012 episode of ''Raw'' when he said that Ryback was probably the ''only'' man in the company who didn't give a damn about the WWE Championship; he just wanted to beat down the WWE Champion Wrestling/CMPunk. This comment ''may'' had come back to bite Cena in the ass.

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* BloodKnight: His face gimmick was to pretty much to beat a guy (or pair of guys) down, then promptly ask for more guys to beat down. Cena probably put it best on the October 15, 2012 episode of ''Raw'' when he said that Ryback was probably the ''only'' man in the company who didn't give a damn about the WWE Championship; he just wanted to beat down the WWE Champion Wrestling/CMPunk. This comment ''may'' had come back to bite Cena in the ass.ass in April 2013 when Ryback turned heel and basically said the same... just that Cena was by then the WWE Champion.



* EveryYearTheyFizzleOut: More like "Every ''Month''" through one year: He was made to look like a beast on TV during his initial face run but went a full year of failing to win ''every'' match he had on pay-per-view, bookended by victories over Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks at ''Money in the Bank 2012'' and Chris Jericho at M''oney in the Bank 2013''.

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* EveryYearTheyFizzleOut: More like "Every ''Month''" through one year: He was made to look like a beast on TV during his initial face run but went a full year of failing to win ''every'' match he had on pay-per-view, bookended by victories over Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks at ''Money in the Bank 2012'' and Chris Jericho at M''oney ''Money in the Bank 2013''.
14th Aug '16 6:44:59 PM JamesAustin
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->''"Ryback's [[BaldOfAwesome so bald you can see what's on his mind]], and what I see is [[BloodKnight destruction.]]"''

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->''"Ryback's [[BaldOfAwesome so bald you can see what's on his mind]], mind, and what I see is [[BloodKnight destruction.]]"''"''



'''Ryback''' (real name Ryan Reeves) is a professional wrestler formerly employed by Wrestling/{{WWE}}. He originally debuted in 2004 as a ''Wrestling/WWEToughEnough'' competitor, and was later rechristened "Skip Sheffield" for ''Wrestling/{{WWE NXT}}''. He broke his leg at a house show and was sidelined for over a year. When he came back, he was portrayed as an unstoppable powerhouse who would [[SquashMatch squash]] two people at a time.

He is a one-time Intercontinental Champion.

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'''Ryback''' (real Ryan Reeves (born November 10, 1981) is a American {{professional wrestl|ing}}er, best known for his tenure with Wrestling/{{WWE}} under the ring name Ryan Reeves) is a professional wrestler formerly employed by Wrestling/{{WWE}}. He originally debuted in 2004 as a ''Wrestling/WWEToughEnough'' competitor, and was '''Ryback'''. One of the eight finalists on ''Wrestling/WWEToughEnough 4'', Reeves later rechristened "Skip Sheffield" for signed a developmental contract with WWE and wrestled in its developmental territories Deep South Wrestling (DSW), Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), and Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). He participated in the first season of ''Wrestling/{{WWE NXT}}''. He broke his leg at a house show NXT}}'' in early 2010 under the ring name '''Skip Sheffield''', and was joined the main WWE roster later that year as part of Wrestling/TheNexus before being sidelined for over a year. When he came back, due to injury. Following his return as Ryback, he was portrayed as an unstoppable powerhouse who would [[SquashMatch squash]] two people at a time.

He is
time, and headlined several pay-per-view events for WWE some of which were for the WWE Championship and became a one-time Intercontinental Champion.Champion before departing from the company in 2016.

[[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] has [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryback a more extensive article]] about him.



* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/TheShield. Even after his heel turn.
* BaldOfAwesome[=/=]BaldOfEvil: Depends on whether he's face or heel.

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* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/TheShield. Even after his heel turn.
* BaldOfAwesome[=/=]BaldOfEvil: Depends on whether
BaldOfAwesome: As a face, as he's face or heel.bald.
* BaldOfEvil: As a heel, as he's bald.



* BerserkButton: BOWLIES, during his alliance with Paul Heyman. He seemed to flip-flop between being a BOWLIE and hating BOWLIES for the rest of his heel run.
* BigBeautifulMan: Referred to as such by Wrestling/PaulHeyman, though it's actually an aversion.
* BigEater: During ''Wrestling/WWEToughEnough'', Wrestling/AlSnow gave an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HY3g4CGdM0&feature=g-vrec interview]] about Ryback constantly sneaking large amounts of food around and getting in trouble for with Bill [=DeMott=] for it. Years later, [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] gave an interview also describing Ryback's eating habits.
** It's pretty much become his character, used to describe him literally as well as metaphorically in terms of in-ring competition.
* TheBigGuy: As a face.
** TheBrute: As a heel. Although he actually started referring to himself as "the big guy" after his heel turn.
* BloodKnight: His face gimmick was to pretty much to beat a guy (or pair of guys) down, then promptly ask for more guys to beat down.
** Cena probably put it best on the 10-15-12 episode of RAW when he said that Ryback was probably the ''only'' man in the company who didn't give a damn about the WWE Title; he just wanted to beat down Punk.
*** This comment ''may'' had come back to bite Cena in the ass.
* BoisterousBruiser

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* BerserkButton: BOWLIES, during his alliance with Paul Heyman.Wrestling/PaulHeyman. He seemed to flip-flop between being a BOWLIE and hating BOWLIES for the rest of his heel run.
* BigBeautifulMan: Referred to as such by Wrestling/PaulHeyman, Paul Heyman, though it's actually an aversion.
* BigEater: During ''Wrestling/WWEToughEnough'', Wrestling/AlSnow gave an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HY3g4CGdM0&feature=g-vrec interview]] about Ryback constantly sneaking large amounts of food around and getting in trouble for with Bill [=DeMott=] for it. Years later, [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] gave an interview also describing Ryback's eating habits.
** It's
habits. It pretty much become became his character, used to describe him literally as well as metaphorically in terms of in-ring competition.
* TheBigGuy: As a face.
** TheBrute: As a heel. Although he actually started referring to himself
face, as "the big guy" after his heel turn.
he's a strong, large guy.
* BloodKnight: His face gimmick was to pretty much to beat a guy (or pair of guys) down, then promptly ask for more guys to beat down.
**
down. Cena probably put it best on the 10-15-12 October 15, 2012 episode of RAW ''Raw'' when he said that Ryback was probably the ''only'' man in the company who didn't give a damn about the WWE Title; Championship; he just wanted to beat down Punk.
***
the WWE Champion Wrestling/CMPunk. This comment ''may'' had come back to bite Cena in the ass.
* BoisterousBruiser
ass.



* TheBrute: As a heel, as he's a strong, large guy. Although he actually started referring to himself as "TheBigGuy" after his heel turn.
* CallingYourAttacks: He signals when he's about to perform his FinishingMove, called the Shell Shock; by loudly yelling to the crowd that he'll [[Franchise/MortalKombat "FINISH IT!!"]] (started as "FINISH HIM!", presumably changed due to being the exact quote from the aforementioned ''Mortal Kombat'').



** DiscontinuityNod: A close look at his ring gear reveals a subtle (if not accidental) one, in that he wears arm bands on his biceps with a huge "R", right where the Nexus armband(s) would be.



* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Established in kayfabe, he lifted up two jobbers at the same time, but the jobbers were small and scrawny. He also tossed one of Miz's stage couches out of the ring after interrupting one of his shows, but seeing how it barely made an impact as it landed, it was very lightweight. By contrast, he showed considerable difficulty getting the 360-pound Tensai up on his shoulders for the Shell Shocked, a slightly modified Samoan Drop, whereas his predecessor {{Wrestling/Goldberg}} managed to hoist up Big Show vertically for a Jackhammer (though Tensai had dead weighted Ryback on the move, while Goldberg had Show's full cooperation). He has, however, managed to get the even ''larger'' Wrestling/MarkHenry up onto his shoulders for the move, with some help from Henry. Then he does it to Khali and does his signature walk around twice.
* TheChewToy: A minor example; the poor guy just doesn't seem to have much luck. He already [[GameBreakingInjury had a hard enough time getting to the main roster.]] And, he'd probably have the WWE title already if other people didn't keep sticking their noses into his business.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: If his twitter rants and behavior in the ring as of 2014 are any indication.

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* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Established in kayfabe, he lifted up two jobbers at the same time, but the jobbers were small and scrawny. He also tossed one of Miz's stage couches out of the ring after interrupting one of his shows, but seeing how it barely made an impact as it landed, it was very lightweight. By contrast, he showed considerable difficulty getting the 360-pound Tensai up on his shoulders for the Shell Shocked, a slightly modified Samoan Drop, whereas his predecessor {{Wrestling/Goldberg}} Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} managed to hoist up Big Show vertically for a Jackhammer (though Tensai had dead weighted Ryback on the move, while Goldberg had Show's full cooperation). He has, however, managed to get the even ''larger'' Wrestling/MarkHenry up onto his shoulders for the move, with some help from Henry. Then he does it to Khali and does his signature walk around twice.
* TheChewToy: A minor example; the poor guy just doesn't seem to have much luck. He already [[GameBreakingInjury had a hard enough time getting to the main roster.]] And, he'd probably have the WWE title Championship already if other people didn't keep sticking their noses into his business.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: If his twitter Website/{{Twitter}} rants and behavior in the ring as of 2014 are any indication.



** Gave John Cena a run for his money in their Last Man Standing match at Extreme Rules. An Attitude Adjustment through a table? Speared through the barricade? Splashed through a table by Cena and blasted in the face with a fire extinguisher? He ''kept.'' ''coming.'' ''back.''

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** Gave John Cena a run for his money in their Last Man Standing match at Extreme Rules.''Extreme Rules 2013''. An Attitude Adjustment through a table? Speared through the barricade? Splashed through a table by Cena and blasted in the face with a fire extinguisher? He ''kept.'' ''coming.'' ''back.''''
* DiscontinuityNod: A close look at his ring gear reveals a subtle (if not accidental) one, in that he wears arm bands on his biceps with a huge "R", right where the Nexus armband(s) would be, and his time in the Nexus as Skip Sheffield wasn't acknowledged during his time as Ryback.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: They actually tried having him cut a promo once back toward the beginning of his undefeated streak. Either his mic skills needed work or they decided that TheQuietOne was the way to go, because now he only says a few words at a time, although that seems to be changing.
* [[EveryYearTheyFizzleOut Every Month They Fizzle Out]]: Was made to look like a beast on TV during his initial face run but went a full year of failing to win ''every'' match he had on Pay-Per-View, bookended by victories over Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks at Money in the Bank 2012 and Chris Jericho at Money in the Bank 2013.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: They actually tried having him cut a promo once back toward the beginning of his undefeated streak. Either his mic skills needed work or they decided that TheQuietOne was the way to go, because now afterwards he only says said a few words at a time, although and it wasn't until he became seasoned in the main roster that seems he started to be changing.
speak eloquently again.
* [[EveryYearTheyFizzleOut Every Month They Fizzle Out]]: Was EveryYearTheyFizzleOut: More like "Every ''Month''" through one year: He was made to look like a beast on TV during his initial face run but went a full year of failing to win ''every'' match he had on Pay-Per-View, pay-per-view, bookended by victories over Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks at Money ''Money in the Bank 2012 2012'' and Chris Jericho at Money M''oney in the Bank 2013.2013''.



** His large, imposing figure, [[BaldOfAwesome shiny pate]], and tendency to beat opponents in dominating fashion recall Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}, which the crowd invariably [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] with the appropriate chant during his matches. In interviews, Ryback sees the comparison as an insult (because he considers himself to be a more passionate and harder worker than Goldberg) while Goldberg treats it as a compliment (as fans are still chanting his name years after his retirement).\\
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Ryback even, perhaps foolishly, utilized a Spear/Tackle maneuver at the TLC pay-per-view in 2012. You get one guess as to how the fans responded. But by now, [[http://whatculture.com/wwe/ryback-debuts-his-new-goldberg-look.php he fully embraced the comparaison and started wearing attire based on him]].

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** His large, imposing figure, [[BaldOfAwesome shiny pate]], and tendency to beat opponents in dominating fashion recall Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}, which the crowd invariably [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}s with the appropriate chant during his matches. In interviews, Ryback sees the comparison as an insult (because he considers himself to be a more passionate and harder worker than Goldberg) while Goldberg treats it as a compliment (as fans are still chanting his name years after his retirement).\\
\\
Ryback even, perhaps foolishly, utilized a Spear/Tackle maneuver at the TLC pay-per-view in 2012. You get one guess as to how the fans responded. But by now, February 2016, [[http://whatculture.com/wwe/ryback-debuts-his-new-goldberg-look.php he fully embraced the comparaison and started wearing attire based on him]].



* FaceHeelTurn: Heavily implied when he Shell Shocked John Cena on April 8th. The fans (for better or worse) cheered it like he finally got his hands on the top heel, which made it really difficult to tell what the intended reaction was.
** A week later, WWE decided to drive home that he's a heel now when they had him act like a complete coward when face to face with Cena.
* FlatCharacter: His character can really be summed up by his catchphrase, "Feed Me More". This makes a ''little'' more sense if you know about insider terminology ("feeding" someone to a wrestler means to put them in a SquashMatch specifically to make the winner look better) and Ryan Reeves' backstage rep for being a BigEater. But it also means that on the rare (no pun intended) occasion that Ryback cuts a promo, he tends to use a bizarre amount of food-related metaphors and puns.
** Alternatively, a very intense, odd, BloodKnight, since he feels genuinely unsatisfied with the jobbers he's been given and craves more suitable competition.
* ForcedMeme: "Feed Me More!" The guy ''has to lead his own chants''.
** Whenever a face, he always becomes very much over with the WWE universe, so you'll hear the crowd say it LONG before he does in the match.
* GameBreakingInjury: The poor guy broke his leg right as the Nexus angle took off in 2010, keeping him out of the ring for well over a year. Although, given what his previous character was and how the Nexus angle turned out for everyone involved ''not'' named Wrestling/DanielBryan... this may have been to his benefit.

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* FaceHeelTurn: Heavily implied when FaceHeelTurn:
** When
he Shell Shocked John Cena on the April 8th. 8, 2013 episode of ''Raw''. The fans (for better or worse) cheered it like he finally got his hands on the top heel, which made it really difficult to tell what the intended reaction was.
**
was. A week later, WWE decided to drive home that he's a heel now later it became more clear when they had him act like a complete coward when face to face with Cena.
** Did it again on the February 22 episode of ''Raw'', during a tag team match against Wrestling/TheWyattFamily, Ryback walked out on his tag team partners [[Wrestling/TheBigShow Big Show]] and Wrestling/{{Kane}}, and later proclaimed that he was tired of being in tag team matches
* FlatCharacter: His character can really be summed up by his catchphrase, "Feed Me More". This makes a ''little'' more sense if you know about insider terminology ("feeding" someone to a wrestler means to put them in a SquashMatch specifically to make the winner look better) and Ryan Reeves' backstage rep for being a BigEater. But it also means that on the rare (no pun intended) occasion that Ryback cuts a promo, he tends to use a bizarre amount of food-related metaphors and puns.
**
puns. Alternatively, a very intense, odd, BloodKnight, since he feels genuinely unsatisfied with the jobbers he's been given and craves more suitable competition.
* ForcedMeme: At the beginning of his Ryback gimmick, his "Feed Me More!" catchphrase. The guy ''has ''had to lead his own chants''.
** Whenever a face,
chants''. Fortunately for him, it caught on pretty quickly and he always becomes became very much over with the WWE universe, so you'll hear the crowd say it LONG before he does in the match.
match. An attempt to do the same as a heel with "Ryback Rules!" didn't work out as well, however.
* GameBreakingInjury: The poor guy broke his leg right as the Nexus angle took off in 2010, keeping him out of the ring for well over a year. Although, given what his previous character was and how the Nexus angle turned out for everyone involved ''not'' named Wrestling/DanielBryan...[[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]]... this may have been to his benefit.



* GroinAttack: A blatant nut-shot from referee Brad Maddox kept him from winning the WWE Title. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Maddox would pay dearly for his actions soon after.]]

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* GroinAttack: A blatant nut-shot from referee Brad Maddox Wrestling/BradMaddox kept him from winning the WWE Title.Championship. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Maddox would pay dearly for his actions soon after.]]



* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Went through a heel turn and a face turn on a single episode of Monday Night Raw (November 10, 2014). First, crushing Wrestling/JohnCena with a Spinebuster when confronted by both Cena and Wrestling/TheAuthority to join their respective Survivor Series teams (Ryback claimed that he's "Not afraid of The Authority, but [he] doesn't see John Cena's name at the bottom of The Big Guy's paycheck." Cue Spinebuster). The implication was that he had turned heel and would fight for The Authority at Survivor Series, but throughout the night, each of the other members of the team continued to rub him the wrong way with repeated visits to his locker room, and it finally boiled over at the end of the night, when Kane interfered in Ryback's match against John Cena, despite being told by The Big Guy to stay out of his way. Ryback cleaned house and destroyed nearly every member of The Authority, apparently turning face again.
** It wasn't so much a turn as it was a MistreatmentInducedBetrayal with Kane costing Ryback the match with Cena and giving him a boot to the face. The next week, Ryback essentially considered himself neutral until Cena delivered an [[ArmorPiercingQuestion armor-piercing statement]] that the guy who constantly proclaims "Feed! Me! More!" suddenly doesn't want to eat at the "big table." That moved Ryback to make up his mind and cement his HeelFaceTurn by joining Team Cena and clearing Team Authority out of the ring to close Raw.
* HulkSpeak[=/=]PunctuatedForEmphasis: Initially, his gimmick consisted of a lot of this, but as he's spent more time in the WWE, he's become slowly more articulate.
* InformedAttribute: He's known as "The Big Guy", and he is a very large man at 6' 2'' and 290 pounds. However, quite a few wrestlers are just as or even taller than he is, so he isn't as imposing over them as his nickname implies.

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* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Went through a heel turn and a face turn on a single episode of Monday Night Raw ''Raw'' (November 10, 2014). First, crushing Wrestling/JohnCena with a Spinebuster when confronted by both Cena and Wrestling/TheAuthority to join their respective Survivor Series teams (Ryback claimed that he's "Not afraid of The Authority, but [he] doesn't see John Cena's name at the bottom of The Big Guy's paycheck." Cue Spinebuster). The implication was that he had turned heel and would fight for The Authority at Survivor Series, but throughout the night, each of the other members of the team continued to rub him the wrong way with repeated visits to his locker room, and it finally boiled over at the end of the night, when Kane interfered in Ryback's match against John Cena, despite being told by The Big Guy to stay out of his way. [[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal Ryback cleaned house and destroyed nearly every member of The Authority, apparently turning face again.
** It wasn't so much a turn as it was a MistreatmentInducedBetrayal with Kane costing Ryback the match with Cena and giving him a boot to the face.
Authority.]] The next week, Ryback essentially considered himself neutral until Cena delivered an [[ArmorPiercingQuestion armor-piercing statement]] that the guy who constantly proclaims "Feed! Me! More!" suddenly doesn't want to eat at the "big table." That moved Ryback to make up his mind and cement his HeelFaceTurn by joining Team Cena and clearing Team Authority out of the ring to close Raw.
''Raw''.
* HulkSpeak[=/=]PunctuatedForEmphasis: HellIsThatNoise:
** For a lot of his foes, the moment his audio cue hits. '''"FEED! ME! MORE!"'''
** For a brief period of time around ''Extreme Rules 2013'', he's had begun to drive an ambulance out, so the first thing his opponents usually heard was the siren.
* HulkSpeak:
Initially, his gimmick consisted of a lot of this, but as he's spent more time in the WWE, he's become slowly more articulate.
* InformedAttribute: He's known as "The Big Guy", and he is a very large man at 6' 2'' and 290 pounds. However, quite a few wrestlers are just as or even taller than he is, so he isn't as imposing over them as his nickname implies. The only thing that separates him from them is that he has a bodybuilder build while the others tend to be not as toned.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: His Rybaxel run had shades of this with him being good friends with CurtisAxel and his 2014 return is this, especially if you look at his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdk1S3ySgLk backstage promo]] where he thanks his fans for supporting him even when he failed before.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpBYZetmb5k Rybaxel split]] was wonderfully sincere. They're great friends but they lost... often, and after their respective returns they agreed to stop teaming, at least until they had both re-established themselves as singles competitors.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: His Rybaxel run had shades of this with him being good friends with CurtisAxel Wrestling/CurtisAxel and his 2014 return is this, especially if you look at his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdk1S3ySgLk backstage promo]] where he thanks his fans for supporting him even when he failed before.
**
before. The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpBYZetmb5k Rybaxel split]] was wonderfully sincere. They're great friends but they lost... often, and after their respective returns they agreed to stop teaming, at least until they had both re-established themselves as singles competitors.



* LightningBruiser: Dude's so big, it's usually quite the surprise when he proves how agile he actually is and manages to pull out a move someone of his size wouldn't normally do, like a high knee in the corner or a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M50cC7ySJ5E Corkscrew Piancha.]]

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* LightningBruiser: Dude's so big, it's usually quite the surprise when he proves how agile he actually is and manages to pull out a move someone of his size wouldn't normally do, like a high knee in the corner or a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M50cC7ySJ5E Corkscrew Piancha.Plancha.]]



* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: The explanation behind his FaceHeelTurn was that he was there to help Cena every time Cena was attacked by the Shield, but Cena didn't return the favor when Ryback was attacked by them.
* MusclesAreMeaningful: Used in kayfabe, but averted in real life, in spite of his defined physique he's got problems lifting up guys like Tensai (though it should be noted that Tensai dead weighted him on one occasion, and he succeeded in an attempt before and after this incident). He'd also lost an arm wrestling match against the much smaller Daniel Puder back in Tough Enough 4.

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* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: The explanation behind his FaceHeelTurn in April 2013 was that he was there to help Cena every time Cena was attacked by the Shield, but Cena didn't return the favor when Ryback was attacked by them.
* MusclesAreMeaningful: Used in kayfabe, but averted in real life, in spite of his defined physique he's got problems lifting up guys like Tensai [[Wrestling/MattBloom Tensai]] (though it should be noted that Tensai seemingly dead weighted him on one occasion, and he succeeded in an attempt before and after this incident). He'd also lost an arm wrestling match against the much smaller Daniel Puder back in Tough Enough 4.



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: He did this to rogue ref Brad Maddox, after destroying him in the match they had, he then outright annihilated him then threw him into a waiting ambulance. (Keep in mind that this ''wasn't'' an ambulance match. [[ForegoneConclusion The ambulance just showed up because they knew what was going to happen.]])
* OhCrap[=/=]HellIsThatNoise:
** For a lot of his foes, the moment his audio cue hits. '''"FEED! ME! MORE!"'''
** For a brief period of time around Extreme Rules 2013, he's had begun to drive an ambulance out, so the first thing his opponents usually heard was the siren.
* OnlyFriend: The only person he follows on Twitter is his former tag team partner Curtis Axel.
* PermaStubble

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: He did this to rogue ref Brad Maddox, after destroying him in the match they had, he then outright annihilated him then threw him into a waiting ambulance. (Keep Keep in mind that this ''wasn't'' an ambulance match. [[ForegoneConclusion The ambulance just showed up because they knew what was going to happen.]])
]]
* OhCrap[=/=]HellIsThatNoise:
**
OhCrap: For a lot of his foes, the moment his audio cue hits. '''"FEED! ME! MORE!"'''
** For a brief period of time around Extreme Rules 2013, he's had begun to drive an ambulance out, so the first thing his opponents usually heard was the siren.
* OnlyFriend: The only person he follows on Twitter Website/{{Twitter}} is his former tag team partner Curtis Axel.
* PermaStubblePermaStubble: Has a five o'clock shadow as Ryback, which fits like a glove with him being a Type IV/V AntiHero under that gimmick. In contrast, he was clean-shaven as Skip Sheffield.



** Taken to new levels with his continued partnership with CurtisAxel, which the announcers were forced to call (with a straight face) "Rybaxel."

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** Taken to new levels with his continued partnership with CurtisAxel, Wrestling/CurtisAxel, which the announcers were forced to call (with a straight face) "Rybaxel."



* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Initially, his gimmick consisted of a lot of this, but as he's spent more time in the WWE, he's become slowly more articulate.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: A very straight example of this. As much as WWE liked Ryback, they didn't plan on giving him a WWE Championship match as early as they did - but after John Cena had surgery to repair an injury and [[CueTheFlyingPigs took longer to heal than originally planned]] (and keep in mind that Cena's known for usually coming back ''faster'' than expected from legit injuries), they had to go to him as a backup.



** More recently (mainly after his Heel turn), he's been called the "Human Wrecking Ball."
** And as Skip Sheffield, he was [[DumbMuscle "the cornfed meathead."]]

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** More recently (mainly Mainly after his Heel turn), heel turn, he's been called the "Human Wrecking Ball."
** And as Skip Sheffield, he was [[DumbMuscle "the cornfed meathead."The Cornfed Meathead."]]



** He ended up giving himself the Nickname"The Big Guy" and it ended up sticking.
* RedemptionPromotion: Inverted and played with. As a face, Ryback was practically unstoppable, usually requiring massive amounts of interference or a well-organized group like The Shield to be defeated. After his heel turn, his opponents were generally allowed to get much more offense in against him, although he still usually wins, except for title matches. This became more extreme when he ended up getting injured by ''Justin Gabriel'' of all people, who is essentially a jobber, then a week later ended up having to quit a match against TheMiz because of it.
** On a meta level, Ryback gets lukewarm reactions at best as a heel (despite looking the part), but tends to be pretty over as a face.

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** He ended up giving himself the Nickname"The nickname "The Big Guy" and it ended up sticking.
* RedemptionPromotion: Inverted and played with. As a face, Ryback was practically unstoppable, usually requiring massive amounts of interference or a well-organized group like The Shield to be defeated. After his heel turn, his opponents were generally allowed to get much more offense in against him, although he still usually wins, except for title matches. This became more extreme when he ended up getting injured by ''Justin Gabriel'' ''Wrestling/JustinGabriel'' of all people, who is essentially a jobber, then a week later ended up having to quit a match against TheMiz Wrestling/TheMiz because of it.
**
it. On a meta level, Ryback gets lukewarm reactions at best as a heel (despite looking the part), but tends to be pretty over as a face.



* ShoutOut[=/=]CallingYourAttacks:

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* ShoutOut[=/=]CallingYourAttacks:ShoutOut:



** [[CatchPhrase "Ryback Rules!"]] is a ShoutOut to ''Film/BillyMadison,'' as evidenced by his tweet:
---> Just had a meeting with the O'Doyle family paperwork signed and #Done! It is official now so you can all stop whining. #[=RybackRules=]

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** [[CatchPhrase His heel CatchPhrase "Ryback Rules!"]] Rules!" is a ShoutOut to ''Film/BillyMadison,'' as evidenced by his tweet:
---> --->'''Ryback:''' Just had a meeting with the O'Doyle family paperwork signed and #Done! It is official now so you can all stop whining. #[=RybackRules=]



* SpellMyNameWithAThe: Several wrestlers have referred to him as "The Ryback" during interviews or other related publicity. In mid-2013, John Cena started calling him "The Ryback" on Raw.
* SquashMatch: What his matches had been since his (re)debut.

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* SpellMyNameWithAThe: Several wrestlers wrestlers, especially Daniel Bryan, have referred to him as "The Ryback" during interviews or other related publicity. In mid-2013, John Cena started calling him "The Ryback" on Raw.
''Raw''.
* SquashMatch: What his matches had been since were from his (re)debut.(re)debut as Ryback until his streak was broken by CM Punk at ''Hell in a Cell 2012''. Afterwards, every match of his except non-singles matches or title matches still were this until turning heel in April 2013.



* ThoseTwoGuys: Rybaxel had become this. When his push fizzled out, Ryback joined up with CurtisAxel in a heel tag team and the two were currently drifting in the lower card.

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* ThoseTwoGuys: Rybaxel had become this. When his push fizzled out, Ryback joined up with CurtisAxel Wrestling/CurtisAxel in a heel tag team and as the two were currently drifting in the lower card.



* TrashTheSet: On the September 17, 2012 episode of Raw, he interrupted Wrestling/TheMiz's [[TalkShowWithFists "Miz TV" talk show segment]] and did this. Part of his set-trashing included lifting a couch up over his head and throwing it out of the ring.
* VillainousBreakdown: Had been going through one, based on his Twitter rants and behavior on Main Event.
* VillainTeamUp: Even after (and perhaps because) PaulHeyman essentially abandoned both of them, he and CurtisAxel had continued to team together.

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* TrashTheSet: On the September 17, 2012 episode of Raw, ''Raw'', he interrupted Wrestling/TheMiz's [[TalkShowWithFists "Miz TV" talk show segment]] and did this. Part of his set-trashing included lifting a couch up over his head and throwing it out of the ring.
* VillainousBreakdown: Had been going through one, based on his Twitter Website/{{Twitter}} rants and behavior on Main Event.
''Main Event''.
* VillainTeamUp: Even after (and perhaps because) PaulHeyman Paul Heyman essentially abandoned both of them, he and CurtisAxel Wrestling/CurtisAxel had continued to team together.



* WhatTheHellHero: Gave one to Cena, asking him why, he wasn't there when Wrestling/TheShield kept ambushing him.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Gave one to Cena, asking him why, why he wasn't there when Wrestling/TheShield kept ambushing him.
6th Aug '16 5:05:09 PM AK47Productions
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'''Ryback''' (real name Ryan Reeves) is a professional wrestler currently employed by Wrestling/{{WWE}}. He originally debuted in 2004 as a ''Wrestling/WWEToughEnough'' competitor, and was later rechristened "Skip Sheffield" for ''Wrestling/{{WWE NXT}}''. He broke his leg at a house show and was sidelined for over a year. When he came back, he was portrayed as an unstoppable powerhouse who would [[SquashMatch squash]] two people at a time.

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'''Ryback''' (real name Ryan Reeves) is a professional wrestler currently formerly employed by Wrestling/{{WWE}}. He originally debuted in 2004 as a ''Wrestling/WWEToughEnough'' competitor, and was later rechristened "Skip Sheffield" for ''Wrestling/{{WWE NXT}}''. He broke his leg at a house show and was sidelined for over a year. When he came back, he was portrayed as an unstoppable powerhouse who would [[SquashMatch squash]] two people at a time.
30th Mar '16 9:05:01 PM nightshade1218
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* LightningBruiser: Dude's so big, it's usually quite the surprise when he proves how agile he actually is and manages to pull out a move someone of his size wouldn't normally do, like a high knee in the corner or a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M50cC7ySJ5E Corkscrew Piancha.]]
30th Mar '16 8:57:27 PM nightshade1218
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[[caption-width-right:232:'''FEED! ME! MORE!''']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:'''FEED!
ME! MORE!''']]
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He is a one-time Intercontinental Champion.
7th Feb '16 9:00:08 AM SunPraiser
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Ryback even, perhaps foolishly, utilized a Spear/Tackle maneuver at the TLC pay-per-view in 2012. You get one guess as to how the fans responded.

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Ryback even, perhaps foolishly, utilized a Spear/Tackle maneuver at the TLC pay-per-view in 2012. You get one guess as to how the fans responded. But by now, [[http://whatculture.com/wwe/ryback-debuts-his-new-goldberg-look.php he fully embraced the comparaison and started wearing attire based on him]].
30th Jan '16 9:19:01 PM JamesAustin
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->"Ryback's [[BaldOfAwesome so bald you can see what's on his mind]], and what I see is [[BloodKnight destruction.]]"
-->Jerry Lawler, ''Monday Night Raw''

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->"Ryback's ->''"Ryback's [[BaldOfAwesome so bald you can see what's on his mind]], and what I see is [[BloodKnight destruction.]]"
-->Jerry Lawler, ''Monday Night Raw''
]]"''
-->--'''Wrestling/JerryLawler''', ''Wrestling/WWERaw''
20th Dec '15 6:58:13 PM Gimere
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* YouLookFamiliar: Was once part of [[Wrestling/WWEToughEnough Tough Enough season 4]], and a couple years later NXT and was part of Nexus, but broke his leg at a house show and was gone for nearly a year and a half.
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* InformedAttribute: He's known as "The Big Guy", and he is a very large man at 6' 2'' and 290 pounds. However, quite a few wrestlers are just as or even taller than he is, so he isn't as imposing over them as his nickname implies.
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