I fully understand the concept of trying to repackage a good idea from many years ago and present it like its new. It’s just like re-gifting some shit you got as a present and passed it off as something you bought for another sorry jack-ass. I get it. But don’t try to do it with one of the most successful talents in the history of the Monday Night Wars.
Look at your track record. Was Evolution successfully passed off as The NEW Four Horsemen? ABSOLUTELY NOT! Was The Giant (aka The Big Show) successfully passed of as “The Son of Andre The Giant”? Hell-to-the-NO! So why on earth do you think fans will believe that Ryback is the second coming of Goldberg?
First off, let’s be clear about something here. Bill Goldberg SUCKED as a pro wrestler. But he was a phenomenal concept that was marketed properly by WCW’s money machine and he came in a time where he was exactly what the business needed. But that was in the 90′s. Now it’s 2012. The same shit don’t work anymore. Especially when you not only try to rehash it, but you make it completely illogical. Thus, being nothing more than an absolute JOKE!
Ryback has achieved NOTHING in the business thus-far, nor has be defeated anybody of value. Here’s the problem with the Ryback, and it’s a double-edged sword:
I agree that the WWE needs to have more televised squash matches. It’s an opportunity to show off the talents abilities by putting them in the ring against jobbers that make them look larger than life. It’s a great way to show the devastation and effectiveness of their finishing moves. And it’s a way to give local talents more work and exposure on the big stage. But when Ryback claims to be this big badass monster and he’s the only one wrestling guys who weigh 150 pounds wet and with bricks in their pockets, then your creation looks more like a jabroni bully. That’s like me getting into the ring and dominating a broom stick, yet claiming to the world that I’m a beast.
On top of that, WWE forgot how to book a big guy. They’ve spent way too much time putting their efforts in booking the little guys in big boy shoes. now I’m gonna take a step back and say – 1) they have done a hell of a job rebuilding this company around the smaller guys who put on a better overall show, and 2) creative is a making a pretty solid comeback booking big guys like The Big Show, Kane and Mark Henry.
But then when you look at Ryback, you can only wonder, “What the fuck? This guy is JOKE!”