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Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
They shouldn't simply drop the Michael Cole-stated point that Ryback is a voracious reader of books. Have Punk attempt to belittle Ryback psychologically and then...
PUNK: "You've done well for yourself, as management greases the wheels for you and you get to make a big splash by swallowing whole little fish. But we're talking about a completely different level, Ryback. I am the WWE Champion. I have been WWE Champion for 316 days. 316. That makes me CM Punk: 316. [Said as though it is mimicry of Steve Austin's old "Austin 3:16."] And you? You've never been a champion at all, have you, Ryback? You probably don't understand how the entire heirarchy works here. I'm WWE Champion. That makes me top dog. You cannot know what is in store for you in this main event tonight. I'm going to take you to school, Ryback. I'm going to hurt you and humiliate you before the entire world."
RYBACK: "Punk... What you say carries much weight. You are a learned warrior. And yet, the irrevocable bonds between what, on one hand, constitutes your experiences and your trials and tribulations, and that, on the other [pointing toward WWE Championship belt] which represents the fruits of your indefatigable, inexhaustible labor... Are not beyond my comprehension. Far from it. To quote John Dryden, 'Beware the fury of a patient man.' And, Punk, the patience I possess is not--"
PUNK: "Wait, what?"
RYBACK: "I have accumulated vast reservoirs of knowledge. I have studied your methods, watched your contests. For as Sun Tzu writes in The Art of War, 'Know thyself, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.' And I do know you, Punk. I know that you, today, sit at the top of the food chain of WWE... The only problem for you is my hunger grows more achingly voracious each time I am physically near you. To wit, I say... FEED... ME... MORE!!!!!!!!"
Then just leave that aspect to his character alone for several months as he goes back to roaring, "FEED ME MORE!"
Credit to TAR for bringing this .gif to my attention.