It looks like Ryback/Punk at HIAC, considering that Ryback is facing Punk at house shows pretty often now. It's also looking like there's going to be a nefarious end, where neither guy wins. It's just a filler match. No intentions of giving Ryback a W or snapping his winning streak.
But I suspect they're going to make Ryback look very credible.
Originally Posted by Vin Ghostal
In that case, you'd better leave some space between your fingers. Barrett is superior to Ryback in every way that does not involve spectacular muscle growth, but I'd bet my house and my Mustang that Ryback gets the WWE Championship before Barrett. Christ, I hate typing that.
I completely disagree.
Barret: Better on the mic (but still monotonous). Knows more moves in ring, probably sells a bit better.
Ryback: Much stronger. Faster. Better look. Performs with more energy and much higher intensity. Better charisma (partly due to the previously mentioned things working together). His matches don't feel as generic.
I'd argue Barret's only better in a couple ways, and neither one helps him overcome Ryback's "it" factors. Especially when knowing more moves in ring doesn't equate to a better match because Ryback makes all of his moves look pretty great while most of Barret's look pretty normal. Barret overall isn't memorable and doesn't stand out. Ryback is and does.
You could argue that booking has been better for Ryback than Barret to explain that, but Barret's on his THIRD push now. This is Ryback's first real push and he's already more over than Barret's ever been.
I'd pick Ryback over Barret every time for my "future wrestlers" team if we were playing that game. I'd also take Cesaro, Sandow, and Ziggler over Barret too.