If you're like me, The Ryback's recent Twitter insanity is one of the best things about WWE right now. It's just fun to think that the man, Ryan Reeves, is just crazy enough to create a character like this and have a good time with it through social media.
This takes a little bit of shine off that apple.
Apparently, Ryback may not have chosen to act this way so much as been pushed into it by the creative powers that be within WWE. From the latest edition of the Figure Four Weekly Newsletter (subscription required but recommended) comes this little nugget:
Also, regarding a series of bizarre late-night tweets last weekend, including one where (Ryback) claimed he'd been released, the idea is that guys will be doing this here and there on slow weekends to try to get people talking when nothing else is going on.
That could explain what's going on with Sheamus today. If you've bothered to look at his Twitter, the injured star has been toying around with various name changes, including #Hashtag, #TheStreak, and 404. He's also taken a page out of Ryback's Rules and deleted all his tweets.
You know what, though? Ryback still does it better: