That’s a different gig. A lot of wrestlers come and go from WWE every year and a lot of them leave without much of an impact. You might remember a match or two here or there, but for the most part, they are just people who used to work there and don’t anymore. Very few do anything memorable, but now one of them with a bit of a reputation is trying to get back in, albeit in a different way.

WWE is currently running a contest where a fan will be able to introduce a match at Summerslam. Former WWE star Ryback has posted a video to YouTube, officially entering the contest. In the video, Ryback introduces Roman Reigns vs. John Cena, the likely main event for the show, with various jokes and shots taken at both wrestlers and Reigns’ manager Paul Heyman.

Ryback wrestled for WWE from 2005-2016, winning the Intercontinental Title and a variety of Slammy Awards. Since departing the company, Ryback has hosted a podcast called Conversations With The Big Guy where he has been highlight critical of WWE. He has also wrestled on the independent circuit, but he has not wrestled a match since August 25, 2018. There is no word on when he will wrestle again.

This might get some attention. Check out Ryback’s entry and his time in WWE:

Ryback Enters WWE SummerSlam Announcer Contest on Tik Tok Follow and Share TheBigGuyRyback22

Ryback's WWE Debut

Big Show vs. Ryback: Raw, Nov. 18, 2013

Opinion: I don’t quite expect Ryback to win the contest, but it should get him a bit of attention for the time being. Ryback still seems rather bitter about his time in WWE, where he showed all kinds of potential but never quite made it over the hump. It would be hard to fathom Ryback getting back into WWE, but a run in another one of the bigger promotions is not out of the question.

How did you like the entry? Will Ryback wrestle on the big stage again? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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