Potential big news in store for Ryback, as it appears the WWE is considering turning the hungry baby-face star into a heel.
If this comes to fruition, it could be a career-making move for the star. Ultimately, it would allow Ryback to have more match options and give the company a young monster heel.
A Ryback heel turn has been teased lately, with him losing several high profile matches and walking out on his team at Elimination Chamber. If WWE does go through with the heel turn, it would lead to a John Cena vs. Ryback program after WrestleMania. While Cena could certainly benefit from a fresh heel monster to play off of, Ryback is somewhat limited in the ring and losing the crowd support would hurt his character a lot.
To me, this move makes perfect sense for Ryback. Let's face it; Ryback went from an undefeated monster to a top face who can't win the big one. Sadly, Ryback lost a ton of momentum after his loss to CM Punk at October's Hell in a Cell pay-per-view.
Overall, I was a bit surprised with how the company handled that match. Especially considering the ringing endorsement Ryback received from John Cena on just one week earlier.
Ultimately, the WWE really dropped the ball with this character and should have shifted his focus from the WWE title to the world title. Not only would that move have given SmackDown a fresh main-event scene, but it would have also legitimized his character and solidified his future.
Now it seems the company has no other option than to turn him heel in order to keep him relevant. Don't get me wrong here; I realize he is really over with the fans. However, that doesn't seem to be enough for the company to bring him to the next level.
In the end, I am hoping that the company goes through with this heel turn. To me, this will give him a fresh persona, which could ultimately put him over the top.