Mason Ryan’s immediate future is looking very bright.
The Welsh powerhouse has been accompanying Dolph Ziggler to ringside at WWE house shows while appearing as a potential member of A.W.’s All World Faction on television. Either role would be the most prominent position that Ryan has held since his debut as part of the New Nexus, so this is a great opportunity for him to re-launch his career.
However this does not solve the fundamental issue that holds Ryan back, namely the fact that Mason Ryan is only a generic big-man wrestler.
This is one of the most crowded stereotypes in the WWE, ranging from experienced veterans like Mark Henry and Sheamus to up-and-comers like Ryback and Brodus Clay. All these characters share intensity and lack intelligence, making them near carbon copies of one another under the superficial differences,
Ryan’s resemblance to former world heavyweight champion Dave Batista makes the job of differentiating Ryan even more difficult.
The best way to get Ryan over with the crowd would be to downplay his obvious physical assets and play up his unique asset which is the fact that he is Welsh.
Wales is a country whose stereotypes have not yet been explored by WWE Television. These stereotypes would make for new and interesting storylines, and they would highlight Ryan as a unique character.
Here are 5 ideas, inspired by his Welsh heritage, that might make Mason Ryan relevant with WWE fans.