In the last year, Ryback has moved up the WWE food chain, raising eyebrows and making jaws drop along the way.
As he's demonstrated his uncanny power and shown himself to be a believable dominant force, the "Goldberg!" chants have begun to fade. He now closes in on a potential WWE title match with John Cena.
In just 12 months, Ryback has gone from destroyer of jobbers to a snarling animal near the top of the WWE hierarchy. The following are the most awe-inspiring and attention-grabbing moments he's had on the way.