Trivia: Ryback

  • Adored by the Network: Apparently, Vince McMahon has really gotten behind the idea of Ryback becoming a top star.
  • Development Gag: The name Ryback makes a little more sense if you know that he wrestled on the independents as "The Silverback" Ryan Reeves.
  • Fan Community Nicknames: He has recently taken to referring to his fans as "Rybackers" on Twitter.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Ryberg and/or Goldback.
    • Also, Goldberg Van Dam, due to the singlets he wears being reminiscent of somebody else. And there's a very good reason for that: RVD and Ryback have the same graphic artist for their ring gear.
    • After seeing him struggle to pick up several opponents for his finisher, some fans have taken to calling him "Rybotch".
    • Daniel Bryan has a tendency of calling him "The Ryback."
    • After his heel turn and feud with John Cena, he became "Rybully".
      • After a few decidedly uncomfortable segments, fans have dubbed him "Rapeback".
    • Roidsback is another one, due to his physique.
    • His Red Baron "The Big Guy" originally started out as this.
  • What Could Have Been: One can't help but wonder how different the Nexus storyline(s) - and Ryback's own WWE career - would have gone with Ryback not breaking his leg.