Squash matches rank as one of the worst concepts in sports entertainment, in my extremely humble and extremely personal opinion.
They do have a certain purpose and a certain importance, but that very importance has been eviscerated in present-day WWE and deserves to stay in exile for a while so time can heal the tiny amount of prestige it once contained.
WWE likes to use squash matches everywhere and every week.
All new superstars get them, all returning superstars get them and at times that's all a certain superstar gets no matter how many months the jiggling dinosaur has been on television. Brutality is the key in squash matches—something Brodus Clay doesn't possess any more.
Sin Cara and Alberto Del Rio don't either, and nor should they ever be booked in such matches—especially the former.
If they plan to build Ryback as an unstoppable, Brock Lesnar-type automated humanoid, then these matches are logically applicable, albeit against slightly more intimidating opponents.
For the rest, if they just did us the gracious favour of adding a couple more minutes (they can cut some of Vickie's 'Excuse Me!'s) and some decent back and forth action, you'd have a match the crowd will be at least mildly entertained by (it's a start) and would help both wrestlers.
Brodus Clay would appear ruthlessly dominating, and JTG would look like a professional wrestler who was simply outclassed. Simple, subtle storytelling, desired outcome.
For now, even Ryback's matches need to stop. Let us heal from these gashes of monotony, and banish squash matches to a place where Jinder Mahal is. Let them make an appearance as many times as he does, and for good measure, when he does.
If after months of these squashes Ryback loses a match to Miz, I'll be weeping bucketfuls of tears.