The Miami Herald recently ran an editorial on the surprisingly rapid success of WWE Superstar Ryback, and his rise to the top of the WWE Championship picture on Monday Night Raw. When asked about his injuries, he revealed:
“I feel that had to happen to me for me to be able to do what I’m doing right now. I felt I was ready back then, but again, I had a dopy and stupid name. I wasn’t necessarily the focus of attention in that group. I wasn’t supposed to be by design anyways. It was good to get me away for a while. It was a lot longer than I think any of us expected…"
And while most people see the constant chants and comparisons to Goldberg, Ryback actually receives them quite well.
“There are a lot of people that are very loyal to Bill Goldberg and rightfully so. It’s only fair that people are going to make comparisons to new talent that may come up. Not necessarily that I was a brand new talent, but people are going to make comparisons. It’s just one of those things. I know that I’m a lot different than him. I’m a different character and different in a lot of ways. It took time for people to see that.”
For the full interview, follow the link provided above.
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