Honestly, I wouldn't put it past it that the match was almost entirely choerographed; even Hogan and Warrior could have a great match when most of it is planned out in advance.
Not to say Mason didn't do a good job as he did, but I'd like to see him have a match as long as either the main event or Danielson/Sheamus before saying he is good. As of now, he's just competent enough to get the job done (albeit that has to be above average for FCW). Call me a skeptic.
I'm really pulling for Ryan. From what I've heard he's a very humble guy who is the first to admit that he has his share of problems in the ring, but as long as he recognizes and works on them, as it appears he is, then he can go very far as long as he's not given a retarded gimmick.
For a man often described as being "green" in the ring, he's done pretty well in the few matches he's had. However, the lack of crowd reaction when he stared up at the WM sign shows that how over he is with the crowd...
He's very slow and didn't show us any impressive moves. Not his fault though. He was totally brought up the wrong way. He needs to be squashing jobber talent and be built as a sawed off monster.
Actually for his sake, I hope he's sent back to FCW. Batista had an umremarkable debut as Deacon Batista, then they sent him down to OVW and brought him back up to squash jobber talent, then he joined Evolution and the rest is history. Ryan needs to pushed in the same manner as Umaga, Batista and Lesnar.
I actually thought he would somehow win tonight, giving CM Punk a advantage on paper at WrestleMania. But yeah, he was solid as I expected. I've seen many of his matches in FCW and even down there he was good.
The match was to short. They should have allowed him to hit a few more power moves but the guy is solid. In fact I've never seen any developmental big man improve as fast as he has in the last few years.