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* EnsembleDarkhorse: The very fast main event push so soon after debuting (his first PPV match was a steel cage match with CM Punk for the WWE Title) soured a few fans on him, but he's settling nicely as a face in the upper midcard, probably helped along by his catchphrase (which is quick, simple, and fun to yell if nothing else) and his well-documented passion for the business (which sets him apart from [[Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} the man to whom he's most often compared]]. He's also [[{{Determinator}} come back from several unfortunate and awful injuries]], which tends to make a performer more sympathetic.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: The very fast main event push so soon after debuting (his first (he went from squashing jobbers in one PPV match was to having a steel cage match with CM Punk for the WWE Title) Championship in the main event of the next PPV) soured a few fans on him, but he's settling nicely as a face in the upper midcard, probably helped along by his catchphrase (which is quick, simple, and fun to yell if nothing else) and his well-documented passion for the business (which sets him apart from [[Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} the man to whom he's most often compared]]. He's also [[{{Determinator}} come back from several unfortunate and awful injuries]], which tends to make a performer more sympathetic.

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** "I'M DUMB AS FUCK" after CM Punk stated Ryback used this as the reason why he kept injuring Punk in matches.


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* BaseBreaker: You either think Ryback is an intense, one man killing machine who is quickly paving his way to be one of the biggest badasses on the WWE roster with a memetically awesome CatchPhrase, or you think he's just a dime a dozen musclehead with one of the corniest lines in the industry who nonetheless seems to be becoming inexplicably popular. There seems to be no middle ground.

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: You either think Ryback is an intense, one man killing machine who is quickly paving his way to be one of the biggest badasses on the WWE roster with a memetically awesome CatchPhrase, or you think he's just a dime a dozen musclehead with one of the corniest lines in the industry who nonetheless seems to be becoming inexplicably popular. There seems to be no middle ground.



* HilariousInHindsight: At ''Payback 2016'', held in Chicago, Ryback did CM Punk's taunt on the entrance ramp, after months of having added to his "Wake Up!" phrase when entering the ring, "It's Feeding Time!", CM Punk having said "It's Clobbering Time!" when he did so himself.[[note]]Ryback had been baiting Punk's fans for months on Website/{{Twitter}}, stemming from Punk getting back surgery in 2015 which they see as partially Ryback's fault for dumping him on a concrete floor from the stage.[[/note]] The next day, Ryback walked out on the WWE over his position in the company and treatment, exactly like Punk had two years ago.

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* HilariousInHindsight: At ''Payback 2016'', held in Chicago, Ryback did CM Punk's taunt on the entrance ramp, after months of having added to his "Wake Up!" phrase when entering the ring, "It's Feeding Time!", CM Punk having said "It's Clobbering Time!" when he did so himself.[[note]]Ryback had been baiting Punk's fans for months on Website/{{Twitter}}, stemming from Punk getting back surgery in 2015 which they see as partially Ryback's fault for dumping him on a concrete floor from the stage.[[/note]] The next day, Ryback walked out on the left WWE over his position in the company and treatment, exactly like Punk had two years ago.


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* HilariousInHindsight: At WWE Payback 2016, held in Chicago, Ryback did CM Punk's taunt on the entrance ramp. [[note]]Ryback had been baiting Punk's fans for months on twitter, stemming from Punk getting back surgery in 2015 which they see as partially Ryback's fault for dumping him on a concrete floor from the stage[[/note]] The next day, Ryback walked out on the WWE over his position in the company and treatment, exactly like Punk had 2 years ago.

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* HilariousInHindsight: At WWE Payback 2016, ''Payback 2016'', held in Chicago, Ryback did CM Punk's taunt on the entrance ramp. ramp, after months of having added to his "Wake Up!" phrase when entering the ring, "It's Feeding Time!", CM Punk having said "It's Clobbering Time!" when he did so himself.[[note]]Ryback had been baiting Punk's fans for months on twitter, Website/{{Twitter}}, stemming from Punk getting back surgery in 2015 which they see as partially Ryback's fault for dumping him on a concrete floor from the stage[[/note]] stage.[[/note]] The next day, Ryback walked out on the WWE over his position in the company and treatment, exactly like Punk had 2 two years ago.



* MemeticMutation: ... Let's just say that the 'Feed! Me! More!' chant and reports Ryback's BigEater tendencies tends to get a lot of food and baking related puns associated with it in the snarkier parts of the IWC and leave it at that.

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* MemeticMutation: ... MemeticMutation:
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Let's just say that the 'Feed! Me! More!' chant and reports Ryback's BigEater tendencies tends to get a lot of food and baking related puns associated with it in the snarkier parts of the IWC and leave it at that.



* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: His twitter rants, and now Youtube channel, have redeemed him in the eyes of many smarks, after his runs as a (sic) BOWLIE and (sic) anti-BOWLIE crusader laid the groundwork.
* TheScrappy: Though some claim that he's been rescued. He debuted as a clear {{Goldberg}} clone, with a hyped undefeated streak, a similar look and a similar squash style. However, people grew tired of seeing him, he was overexposed and put into a world title feud he never should have been in. He performed poorly and was known to be very unsafe to work with, botching several spots and injuring CMPunk twice. He has apparently taken some time to improve his skills and correct his errors, but he has a long way to go to repair that reputation.
* StrawmanHasAPoint: On the April 15, 2013 episode of Raw, Ryback cut a lengthy pretaped promo stating that he turned on Wrestling/JohnCena because Cena never came to his aid when Wrestling/TheShield beat him up on multiple occasions and that he was stuck in his shadow. He has a point, Cena used Ryback as his replacement to face Wrestling/CMPunk when Cena was injured and acted like he had his back and yet he never deigned to assist Ryback when the SHIELD were running rampant. Then in regards to being in Cena's shadow, he is entirely correct, everyone bar the Rock is in Cena's shadow and after WrestleMania you might say the Rock is too now.
* UnintentionallySympathetic: His heel turn, which is explained in a promo as him being pissed that Cena essentially left him high and dry on his way to his newest title run while Ryback was continually getting the crap beaten out of him by Wrestling/TheShield. In fact, the more cynical would almost argue that Cena, given the nature of his 2012, wasn't too upset about the attacks as they removed a potential obstacle between him and the WWE Title.
** Although this may qualify as a ShrugOfGod and ZigZaggedTrope as the storyline has been split on the roles. Ryback's [[WhatTheHellHero explanation]] has been acknowledged as having merit, and Cena himself even said he understood why Ryback did it. Then, add Wrestling/TheShield to further cloud things. Also, while Ryback left Cena to The Shield, he also didn't go back to attack further the way Wrestling/MarkHenry, Wrestling/TheBigShow, and Wrestling/BrockLesnar have recently. The [[GreekChorus commentators and on-air management]] have even stated that they have no idea what's going on.

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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: His twitter Website/{{Twitter}} rants, and now Youtube Website/YouTube channel, have redeemed him in the eyes of many smarks, after his runs as a (sic) BOWLIE and (sic) anti-BOWLIE crusader laid the groundwork.
* TheScrappy: Though some claim that he's been rescued. He debuted as a clear {{Goldberg}} Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} clone, with a hyped undefeated streak, a similar look and a similar squash style. However, people grew tired of seeing him, he was overexposed and put into a world title feud he never should have been in. He performed poorly and was known to be very unsafe to work with, botching several spots and injuring CMPunk Wrestling/CMPunk twice. He has apparently taken some time to improve his skills and correct his errors, but he has a long way to go to repair that reputation.
* StrawmanHasAPoint: On the April 15, 2013 episode of Raw, ''Raw'', Ryback cut a lengthy pretaped promo stating that he turned on Wrestling/JohnCena because Cena never came to his aid when Wrestling/TheShield beat him up on multiple occasions and that he was stuck in his shadow. He has a point, point; Cena used Ryback as his replacement to face Wrestling/CMPunk when Cena was injured and acted like he had his back and yet he never deigned to assist Ryback when the SHIELD Shield were running rampant. Then in regards to being in Cena's shadow, he is entirely correct, everyone bar the Rock is in Cena's shadow shadow, and after WrestleMania ''Wrestling/WrestleMania 29'', you might say the Rock is too now.
* UnintentionallySympathetic: His heel turn, which is explained in a promo as him being pissed that Cena essentially left him high and dry on his way to his newest title run while Ryback was continually getting the crap beaten out of him by Wrestling/TheShield. In fact, the more cynical would almost argue that Cena, given the nature of his 2012, wasn't too upset about the attacks as they removed a potential obstacle between him and the WWE Title.
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Championship. Although this may qualify as a ShrugOfGod and ZigZaggedTrope as the storyline has been split on the roles. Ryback's [[WhatTheHellHero explanation]] has been acknowledged as having merit, and Cena himself even said he understood why Ryback did it. Then, add Wrestling/TheShield to further cloud things. Also, while Ryback left Cena to The Shield, he also didn't go back to attack further the way Wrestling/MarkHenry, Wrestling/TheBigShow, and Wrestling/BrockLesnar have recently. The [[GreekChorus commentators and on-air management]] have even stated that they have no idea what's going on.


* HilariousInHindsight: At WWE Payback 2016, held in Chicago, Ryback did CM Punk's taunt on the entrance ramp. [note]Ryback had been baiting Punk's fans for months on twitter, stemming from Punk getting back surgery in 2015 which they see as partially Ryback's fault for dumping him on a concrete floor from the stage[/note] The next day, Ryback walked out on the WWE over his position in the company and treatment, exactly like Punk had 2 years ago.

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* HilariousInHindsight: At WWE Payback 2016, held in Chicago, Ryback did CM Punk's taunt on the entrance ramp. [note]Ryback [[note]]Ryback had been baiting Punk's fans for months on twitter, stemming from Punk getting back surgery in 2015 which they see as partially Ryback's fault for dumping him on a concrete floor from the stage[/note] stage[[/note]] The next day, Ryback walked out on the WWE over his position in the company and treatment, exactly like Punk had 2 years ago.

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* HilariousInHindsight: At WWE Payback 2016, held in Chicago, Ryback did CM Punk's taunt on the entrance ramp. [note]Ryback had been baiting Punk's fans for months on twitter, stemming from Punk getting back surgery in 2015 which they see as partially Ryback's fault for dumping him on a concrete floor from the stage[/note] The next day, Ryback walked out on the WWE over his position in the company and treatment, exactly like Punk had 2 years ago.


* TheScrappy: Though some claim that he's been rescued. He debuted as a clear {{Goldberg}} clone, with a hyped undefeated streak, a similar look and a similar squash style. However, people grew tired of seeing him, he was overexposed and put into a world title feud he never should have been in. He performer poorly and was known to be very unsafe to work with, botching several spots and injuring CMPunk twice. He has apparently taken some time to improve his skills and correct his errors, but he has a long way to go to repair that reputation.

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* TheScrappy: Though some claim that he's been rescued. He debuted as a clear {{Goldberg}} clone, with a hyped undefeated streak, a similar look and a similar squash style. However, people grew tired of seeing him, he was overexposed and put into a world title feud he never should have been in. He performer performed poorly and was known to be very unsafe to work with, botching several spots and injuring CMPunk twice. He has apparently taken some time to improve his skills and correct his errors, but he has a long way to go to repair that reputation.


* LowestCommonDenominator: From his simplistic speech patterns as a character to his full-steam-ahead all-brawn wrestling style to his social media persona, Ryback comes across as a flat meathead character. It's pretty telling that his most well-known fans are Website/YouTube trolls who make claims such as that Goldberg[[labelnote:*]]The wrestler whom he was compared a lot of times[[/labelnote]] [[InsaneTrollLogic copied]] ''[[InsaneTrollLogic him]]'', and coin expressions such as "[insert smaller guy/internet favorite/rival wrestler here] sucks, my ryback is a legend. Ryback Rules."

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* LowestCommonDenominator: From his simplistic speech patterns as a character to his full-steam-ahead all-brawn wrestling style to his social media persona, Ryback comes across as a flat meathead character. It's pretty telling that his most well-known fans are Website/YouTube trolls who make claims such as that Goldberg[[labelnote:*]]The Goldberg (the wrestler to whom he was compared a lot of times[[/labelnote]] he's most often compared) [[InsaneTrollLogic copied]] ''[[InsaneTrollLogic him]]'', and coin expressions such as "[insert smaller guy/internet favorite/rival wrestler here] sucks, my ryback is a legend. Ryback Rules."


* LowestCommonDenominator: From his simplistic speech patterns as a character to his full-steam-ahead all-brawn wrestling style to his social media persona, Ryback comes across as a flat meathead character. It's pretty telling that his most well-known fans are Website/YouTube trolls coining expressions such as "[insert smaller guy/internet favorite/rival wrestler here] sucks, my ryback is a legend".

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* LowestCommonDenominator: From his simplistic speech patterns as a character to his full-steam-ahead all-brawn wrestling style to his social media persona, Ryback comes across as a flat meathead character. It's pretty telling that his most well-known fans are Website/YouTube trolls coining who make claims such as that Goldberg[[labelnote:*]]The wrestler whom he was compared a lot of times[[/labelnote]] [[InsaneTrollLogic copied]] ''[[InsaneTrollLogic him]]'', and coin expressions such as "[insert smaller guy/internet favorite/rival wrestler here] sucks, my ryback is a legend".legend. Ryback Rules."


* StrawmanHasAPoint: On the April 15, 2013 episode of Raw, Ryback cut a lengthy pretaped promo stating that he turned on Wrestling/JohnCena because Cena never came to his aid when TheSHIELD beat him up on multiple occasions and that he was stuck in his shadow. He has a point, Cena used Ryback as his replacement to face Wrestling/CMPunk when Cena was injured and acted like he had his back and yet he never deigned to assist Ryback when the SHIELD were running rampant. Then in regards to being in Cena's shadow, he is entirely correct, everyone bar the Rock is in Cena's shadow and after WrestleMania you might say the Rock is too now.

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: On the April 15, 2013 episode of Raw, Ryback cut a lengthy pretaped promo stating that he turned on Wrestling/JohnCena because Cena never came to his aid when TheSHIELD Wrestling/TheShield beat him up on multiple occasions and that he was stuck in his shadow. He has a point, Cena used Ryback as his replacement to face Wrestling/CMPunk when Cena was injured and acted like he had his back and yet he never deigned to assist Ryback when the SHIELD were running rampant. Then in regards to being in Cena's shadow, he is entirely correct, everyone bar the Rock is in Cena's shadow and after WrestleMania you might say the Rock is too now.


* StrawmanHasAPoint: On the April 15, 2013 episode of Raw, Ryback cut a lengthy pretaped promo stating that he turned on JohnCena because Cena never came to his aid when TheSHIELD beat him up on multiple occasions and that he was stuck in his shadow. He has a point, Cena used Ryback as his replacement to face CMPunk when Cena was injured and acted like he had his back and yet he never deigned to assist Ryback when the SHIELD were running rampant. Then in regards to being in Cena's shadow, he is entirely correct, everyone bar the Rock is in Cena's shadow and after WrestleMania you might say the Rock is too now.

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: On the April 15, 2013 episode of Raw, Ryback cut a lengthy pretaped promo stating that he turned on JohnCena Wrestling/JohnCena because Cena never came to his aid when TheSHIELD beat him up on multiple occasions and that he was stuck in his shadow. He has a point, Cena used Ryback as his replacement to face CMPunk Wrestling/CMPunk when Cena was injured and acted like he had his back and yet he never deigned to assist Ryback when the SHIELD were running rampant. Then in regards to being in Cena's shadow, he is entirely correct, everyone bar the Rock is in Cena's shadow and after WrestleMania you might say the Rock is too now.


* EnsembleDarkhorse: The very fast main event push so soon after debuting (his first PPV match was a steel cage match with CM Punk for the WWE Title) soured a few fans on him, but he's settling nicely as a face in the upper midcard, probably helped along by his catchphrase (which is quick, simple, and fun to yell if nothing else) and his well-documented passion for the business (which sets him apart from [[Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} the man to whom he's most often compared]]. He's also [[{{Determinator}} come back from several unfortunate and awful injuries], which tends to make a performer more sympathetic

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: The very fast main event push so soon after debuting (his first PPV match was a steel cage match with CM Punk for the WWE Title) soured a few fans on him, but he's settling nicely as a face in the upper midcard, probably helped along by his catchphrase (which is quick, simple, and fun to yell if nothing else) and his well-documented passion for the business (which sets him apart from [[Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} the man to whom he's most often compared]]. He's also [[{{Determinator}} come back from several unfortunate and awful injuries], injuries]], which tends to make a performer more sympathetic sympathetic.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: The very fast main event push so soon after debuting (his first PPV match was a steel cage match with CM Punk for the WWE Title) soured a few fans on him, but he's settling nicely as a face in the upper midcard, probably helped along by his catchphrase (which is quick, simple, and fun to yell if nothing else) and his well-documented passion for the business (which sets him apart from [[Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} the man to whom he's most often compared]]. He's also [[{{Determinator}} come back from several unfortunate and awful injuries], which tends to make a performer more sympathetic

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* TheScrappy: Though some claim that he's been rescued. He debuted as a clear {{Goldberg}} clone, with a hyped undefeated streak, a similar look and a similar squash style. However, people grew tired of seeing him, he was overexposed and put into a world title feud he never should have been in. He performer poorly and was known to be very unsafe to work with, botching several spots and injuring CMPunk twice. He has apparently taken some time to improve his skills and correct his errors, but he has a long way to go to repair that reputation.

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** [[Wrestling/BrockLesnar "Eat. Tweet. Delete. Repeat."]], for his tendency to make a controversial tweet, and delete it near-instantly.

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