It'd be easy to blame it on Tensai. A REAL powerhouse like Goldberg or Lesnar would have got Tensai up with ease regardless, especially after two attempts, and this isn't the first Ryback strength fail. He's big but he's nowhere near as naturally powerful as a Goldberg or Lesnar.
And do you know how hard it is to lift 300(estimate) pounds of human weight?
Yes, I do. My point isn't that it's easy and anyone should be able to do it, my point is that he's meant to be this other worldly powerhouse and he can't do something the guy he's ripping off and the sort of character he's portraying would/should be able to do.
Ryback easily did it on SD!. Something went wrong tonight.
Did he perhaps use a crane on Smackdown? Looked like he could have gone for it a hundred times and failed every single time tonight. Needs to spend less time growing for show and start working on his strength conditioning.