Look… I’m just going to come right out and say it… I was a huge fan of RybAxel. I was… I really was. I thought there was so much untapped potential in the pairing of Curtis Axel and Ryback that I’ll admit to a certain level of disappointment when the time came to give them a clean break from one another. But since their split, Ryback has been put in the position to capitalize on some pretty big opportunities, particularly siding with John Cena against the Authority at Survivor Series, establishing the Big Guy as a WWE Superstar that marches to the beat of his own drum, one that does not take orders from anyone. It hasn’t always been easy for Ryback to find his footing in the WWE, with one thing or another springing up to knock him back a few rungs on the ladder as he keeps climbing to new heights. But it seems as if Ryback, now healthy, has found a spot for himself within the company to really start to do some damage, as the WWE Universe rallies behind his “Feed Me More” mantra.
When I had the chance to talk with Ryback at this year’s WrestleMania Axxess, we chatted a bit about his transition back to singles competition after being a part of the tag team scene for awhile, and I wanted to run an untested strategy for the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 31, in which he was a part, and see if he thought it might be an effective plan for victory.