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Ryback Talks About Debuting as Skip Sheffield & Goldberg Chants

The Miami Herald has published part two of his interview with Ryback. Here are some highlights.

Debuting in WWE as Skip Sheffield: “I’m a big believer in the law of attraction, positivity and that certain things will happen to us,” Ryback said. “I feel that had to happen to me for me to be able to do what I’m doing right now. I felt I was ready back then, but again, I had a dopy and stupid name. I wasn’t necessarily the focus of attention in that group. I wasn’t supposed to be by design anyways. It was good to get me away for a while. It was a lot longer than I think any of us expected…

Bill Goldberg chants: “I didn’t expect that,” he said. “I had been on the road from about the end of December, but didn’t debut until after WrestleMania, and not once did I get anything like that. Then once I got to TV, I think maybe the style of matches and the facial hair. I think it was the intense style and the undefeated streak. It never bothered me one bit and never will because I was a wrestling fan all my life. We become very loyal to those we see on TV before us.

“There are a lot of people that are very loyal to Bill Goldberg and rightfully so. It’s only fair that people are going to make comparisons to new talent that may come up. Not necessarily that I was a brand new talent, but people are going to make comparisons. It’s just one of those things. I know that I’m a lot different than him. I’m a different character and different in a lot of ways. It took time for people to see that.”

“As you’ve seen the Goldberg chants have gone down tremendously, if not completely gone away,” Ryback said. “Every once in a while you will hear fans at TV or the pay-per-view try to get them going, but they are drowned out by, ‘Feed Me More’. If I was going out there every night and doing the spear and Jackhammer and mimicking his mannerisms, then yeah, they would probably still be there. But there is a lot more to Ryback. I understand them, but they don’t bother me at all. It just takes time to get a fan base and have people become loyal to you.”

  • Territories

    Ryback your no Goldberg not even close. Goldberg has more talent and charisma in his left nut than you do in your whole steroid pumped up body!

  • gkjgkjg

    During the Royal Rumble match, Goldberg appears and spears Ryback leading to a fued between the two.

  • scooter

    I think Ryback has legs, Goldbergs problem was after his big push their was nowhere left for him to go except turn heel yet he was the only really over face WCW had at that point. There is room for a Ryback heel turn in time I’d say. Remember when Batista debuted and he never spoke much and appeared as nothing more than a monster but he became perhaps the most charismatic guy in the company during his final heel run? Could see Ryback going the same way as he always comes off a pretty intelligent, well spoken guy when he’s doing media.

  • I think this is a ruse.

    We should chant “Skippy” during his matches!

    Ryback will overcome the shield, hopefully feud with a few good people then turn heel at or before mania. Then he can be a good monster heel with longevity. He has already been beaten and unlike goldberg, a loss won’t destroy his credibility. Every time goldberg lost in WCW it was done stupidly and a big disappointment.

    Ryback is able to take a loss and stay in tact (like the undertaker) and Ryback will make a good heel. He needs to work on a personality and pick up a few more moves but working with top guys like punk will teach that. He is different than the bland-monster heels the industry is used to, these oafs that all look about the same and behave the same with low talent that never increases with experience. I think ryback has that longevity and potential that once he turns heel the heat will turn up.

    The muscle buster should become a secondary move, with is clothesline and he should use a new finisher, perhaps either Scott Hall’s “Outsider/Razor’s Edge”.

    I would like him to whip his opponent into the turnbuckle (facing the corner). Sit them up top, bridge them across the back of his shoulders and use a reverse Attitude Adjustment, dropping the opponent on their stomache-face.

    He could also try the top rope and see if he could pull off a frog splash, or swanton. this would solidify him.

  • 3117

    of course they died down because wwe mutes them out and puts in their own crowd reactions to get people going. such as the feed me more chants. no different than a radio station that play the same song 4 times an hour until you like it from repeatition.

  • WOW

    I seriously hope Vince didn’t make Skip Sheffield his last selection for face of the Company. I guess it only makes sense…finally get done with the Cena era and we get this over the top jackass.

  • Jeremy

    Seriously, aren’t those the same moves basically? lol you’re right Cboz78

  • Cboz78

    Setup in the corner for a clothesline = spear, shell shocked = jackhammer. Simple. 😛

  • deva

    can somebody please get ryback a sandwhich