Royal Rumble 2012 Live: Mason Ryan's New Push Starts with Big Rumble Match

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistJanuary 29, 2012

While everyone is pick the big names to win it all—Chris Jericho, Randy Orton or Wade Barrett—there is another name that has to be seriously considered when all is said and done.

Mason Ryan.

I know what many of you are thinking; why in blue heaven would I want to see that muscle-bound goober headlining WrestleMania? That’s the key, he won’t.

The WWE doesn’t want Ryan to win the event, they just want him to last long enough to eliminate several superstars and look very strong for his upcoming push. That’s right, WWE is going to push Ryan hard once again.

WrestleZone is relaying the news concerning Ryan and his possible extended stay in Sunday’s Royal Rumble: is reporting that several key WWE officials have been lobbying for Mason Ryan to receive a renewed push in the company. As a result, it is expected that Ryan will be featured well in tonight's Royal Rumble match. Ryan's last WWE push was halted after the Survivor Series PPV last year, when Cody Rhodes received a much better reaction than Ryan in a traditional Survivor Series bout. Since then, Ryan has been appearing regularly on Superstars.

I know that many fans hate to see another big man getting pushed by the WWE, but that’s what they do. Thinking that they will do anything else is naive  and you are setting yourself up for disappointment.

Despite Ryan’s lack of in-ring ability or mic work, Vince McMahon’s affinity for bodybuilders will have Ryan wearing a secondary belt within two months. Depending on what they do with Cody Rhodes, it may end up being his Intercontinental title that Ryan gets next.

The fans can be happy that Ryan is not going to win the whole show—at least that’s how it looks—but there is still reasons to be concerned. Whenever a big guy like his gets a push, he usually takes out a more talented wrestler and makes them as hard to look at as he is.

Let’s just hope he feuds with Mark Henry so I can ignore them.


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