Ryback’s on-air character is now reflecting his bizarre Social Media presence. This report comes after a strange occurrence featuring “The Big Guy” took place during the tapings for WWE “Main Event” and “Smackdown” on Tuesday Jan. 14 in Worcester, Mass.
During the 1/14 WWE “Main Event” tapings, Ryback made four separate awkward appearances around the ring. During and/or following each match that was filmed for the program, Ryback emerged from the locker room, walked around the ring while laughing hysterically, and then walked back through the curtain to the backstage area.
Ryback has been the talk of the Internet Wrestling Community as of late. Recently, “The Big Guy” has been taking to Twitter to post multiple rants. Some tweets have been positive, while some have been cryptic, but a lot of the posts have just been either bizarre or sarcastic.
A good number of his latest tweets, which are quickly deleted following publication, have been aimed at wrestling news sites. During one recent Ryback Twitter tirade, “The Big Guy” tried to convince the Internet Wrestling Community that he had been released from WWE, although this was merely false information.
During the latest episode of “Monday Night Raw,” Ryback’s unorthodox Twitter behavior was mentioned by Michael Cole, JBL, and Jerry “The King” Lawler while they were calling a match that he was competing in with tag team partner, Curtis Axel. The three men on commentary proceeded to elude to the superstar “having a few screws loose.”
Following this acknowledgment on air, Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, said that many people within WWE honestly view Ryback, real name Ryan Reeves, as “nuts.” Meltzer also claims that different WWE personalities told him that no one backstage would have actually been surprised if Ryback had actually been released by the company last weekend.
Apparently, Ryback has a lot of heat backstage for multiple reasons. Whether it is his recklessness in the ring that has caused multiple WWE superstars to suffer from various injuries and concussions, or his latest on-air rib of Lilian Garcia, reports from Meltzer and Wrestling Observer Radio state that many WWE officials, and fellow superstars alike, just do not seem to like Ryback.
For the most part, Ryback’s latest string of confusing (yet somewhat entertaining) endeavors has worked to his benefit. His name has been the subject of more online wrestling conversations in the last five days than it ever has before. It seems as though WWE realizes this, and backstage heat or not, we will begin to see more of Ryback’s bizarre behavior on WWE programming.