Heel Turn on James Ellsworth
Join Date: Jun 2010
Re: Oh Dear Ryback... [the botches]
Ryback's problem is he doesn't have conditioning. He's big and jacked from all the steroid use, but having a lot of mass is not the same thing as being in good shape. To be a good wrestler you need to have good cardio conditioning so you still have gas left in the tank at the end of a 5-10 minute match.
Ryback looks like someone who just injects test and does some heavy low-rep-range lifting, and never does cardio. As a result, he sounds like he's short of breath just from walking down to the ring. And while he can function in short squash matches, he is gassed out after 5+ minutes of a real match to the point where he can't even lift his opponent.
This is pretty typical of steroid abusers, they get so much mass that it actually becomes a burden on them and they lack the conditioning to do any sort of aerobic exercise. With that in mind, is it any surprised he's so gassed after 5-10 minutes that he can't lift Tensai?