Whether Ryback's tweets about quitting and being released are a work or the product of a frustrated, venting Superstar, his on-screen character is just as confused as the persona being put forth on social media.
Scott Fishman of the Layfield Report jokingly suggested The Big Guy rename his finishing move:
Ryback said he might have wrestled his final match last week, but on Wednesday night's episode of Main Event from Worcester, Mass., he walked around the ring, "terrorizing" other Superstars with seemingly no real rhyme or reason.
He didn't actually have a match on the program, but his numerous appearances qualified as one of the memorable parts of WWE's midweek showcase.
WWE Hall of Famer Mae Young passed away on Tuesday, but her contributions to professional wrestling won't be forgotten. The WWE showed class by paying homage to its fallen pioneer via Twitter:
Here's a look at the winners from the latest episode of Main Event and a closer look at the happenings.
- Kofi Kingston pinned Curtis Axel with a rollup
- Damien Sandow pinned Sin Cara
- Prime Time Players Defeated 3MB in a two-on-three handicap match
- Los Matadores and El Torito defeated 3MB in a six-man tag team match
Kingston and Axel
Kingston and Axel are two of the better in-ring workers in the WWE. Unfortunately, both of them have the mic skills of a mime.
Considering their match didn't require them to delve into their weak areas, it was good stuff. Kingston needs a big-time push. Fringezilla of the CAC Show and super fan Shana Michele agree:
Sandow Gets Hometown Love
Some fans may have wondered why Sandow was being cheered against Sin Cara. In my best Road Dogg voice: Oh, you didn't know?
Sandow is originally from Worcester, so the fans were just acknowledging one of their own.
Wade Barrett Is in the Royal Rumble
"Bad News" made the official announcement about his inclusion in the Royal Rumble during the show. Barrett will be great for the event. Hopefully, it will vault him closer to the main event heel status he deserves.
Michael Cole and Triple H Interviews
These interviews are looking more and more authentic every time the WWE does them. This version addressed Randy Orton's attack on John Cena's father on Monday Night Raw. Triple H continues to display just what the evolution of an in-ring Superstar to on-screen personality should look like.
Also, it's a great way to blur the lines between the real-life news that Superstars make in and out of the ring.
3MB vs. Prime Time Players
First, it sucks that Drew McIntyre is still affiliated with the WWE's resident doormats. He's better than that and deserves another chance to be a bigger Superstar. It may be too late, though.
This run with 3MB may have buried him so far that he'd need a mask and Paul Heyman to re-invent himself.
That may not be a bad idea.
Second, when are the Prime Time Players going to get a legitimate chance to be relevant in the tag team division? I'd love to see an epic tag team tournament at some point soon.
Allowing them to win something like that would put them over forever. It would also give Titus O'Neil the springboard he needs to be a singles Superstar down the road.
3MB vs. Los Matadores and El Torito
What happened to Los Matadores' little push? It was as short-lived as Daniel Bryan's WWE title reign. This match was a whole bunch of predictable nothing.
Ryback Keeps Walking Around the Ring
The Big Guy came out and pranced around the ring at least four times during the program. It was unclear what he was doing or who he was there to antagonize. But if this is a step toward making him a rogue character with no allegiance, it's a strong idea.
Ryback the crazed rebel is a cool image to pursue.
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