Re: Ryback Discussion Thread
Ryback is definitely improving, even though I can't really call myself a fan yet.
I really like that he's starting to sell opponent's offense during matches, even when it's an easy match. That's the by far biggest improvement since it doesn't make the opponents look like shit and makes the match have some dynamic to it. It also doesn't make him look much weaker since he still wins dominantly. The flaw was no-selling the finisher with hardly a one count as that's just too much.
It's also good that he first started talking, and now that they skipped all the food references. It's now on the right track and he just needs to do it more often so it sounds more natural, but the base is set.
It's just too bad that they didn't have him make all these improvements while being built up. I think he would have had a bigger long term impact from a main event push if he was further along, and it was done at a different time.