If you really want to give Barret a push you don't put him in a feud with Ryback.
No, Smackdown IS NOT OVER. With good storyline and young talent, it can be a great show1. Calling Ryback 'Skip', is not even breaking kayfabe.
2. Whatever happens in Smackdown is completely irrelevant. Its a borderline jobber show with unover mid card acts. If you want barrett to make an impact with an explosive promo, it should happen on RAW.
You certainly should. Ryback is one of the bigger things going on in the WWE at the moment. Having a feud, that involves a solid story makes sense. Barrett showing that Ryback certainly isn't undefeated by any means with footage makes way for a solid reason to feud. Ryback would argue that he wasn't under a WWE contract at the time. Barrett would just say it's nothing, but an excuse for Ryback to bring legitimacy to something that does not exist.If you really want to give Barret a push you don't put him in a feud with Ryback.