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Ryback's Reevaluation (2015)

His name is Ryback and Cageside Seats readers have reported back on what they love and loathe about THE BIG GUY. Here's the full evaluation.

What you loved:

  1. Over - Fair to say as a face, he's over with the crowd. No small feat indeed.
  2. Twitter - Usually pretty solid on Twitter, with his unique style of "tweet and delete".
  3. Funny - Crowds tend to enjoy Ryback's physical charisma and random one-liners.
  4. "Feed Me More" - Kind of catchy, very professional wrestling.
  5. Strength - Routinely shows off his strength during matches and demonstrates some hoss tendencies.

Best comment comes via TotalScrub:

"My personal favorite thing about Ryback, and why I’ll always love THE BIG GUY: he’s the living definition of professional wrestling. He lives his gimmick in the ring, on the screen, in person, and on social media."


What you loathed:

  1. In-Ring - You guys felt he has the stamina of a newborn, finisher is weak, and is still very raw inside the squared circle. If Cesaro can't get a quality match out of you, hit the showers, big guy.
  2. Stiff - Borderline dangerous between working too stiff or simply botching moves. Let's not forget way back in the beginning of 2014, when he gave Dolph Ziggler a concussion.
  3. Booking - Actually, this one is not his fault, he's gone from good to bad, singles' to tag, and mid-card to jobber all in 2014.
  4. RybAxel - Couldn't get into this team at all, many of you had zero interest with this duo, and their terrible name.
  5. Face Work - Keep the same "bully/douche" gimmick, but he's a good guy? He's over no doubt, but it's a strange mix that would work much better as a bad guy.

Best comment comes via Mr.P.Teacher:

"Love- Looks like a guy who may take 20 years off of your life if you step in the ring with him.

Loathe- Apparently is a guy who will take 20 years off of your life if you step in the ring with him."

On to the poll! With 271 votes, Ryback's average score is 2.9. Last year he received a 3.1.

Thanks, Cagesiders! Tomorrow's pick was absolutely destroyed last year.

Until then!

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