This is something I’ve been wondering about for a while. Is it still possible for Ryback to be the WWE’s next big star? Or have they killed his potential already? It’s probably too soon to tell, but I know I lost a lot of interest in him after HIAC. I was really looking forward to see how they’d handle that, and the finish was just WTF. The explanation for it was even worse. Maddox makes an ‘impact’ by maintaining status quo. Er, okay. I think Ryback would’ve benefited more from a clean loss after being out-smarted or out-wrestled by Punk. It would’ve implied that he’s only human and still has to grow – which he does. And now Ryback facing Punk at TLC, and I really have no excitement at all. There’s no chance in hell Punk is going to lose, and even less chance he’ll retain cleanly, so basically it’s just another match where we wait around to see who interferes. And after that Ryback will either win the Rumble and beat Punk at WM, or he’ll bury Shield at RR before going on to have his ‘Wrestlemania moment’ with Bigshow. Either way, it doesn’t seem very exciting. I think they pushed him too fast. It would’ve been great to see him rip apart the midcard, maybe even winning the IC and US titles at the same time, like Kurt Angle when he was double champion. Maybe they could’ve even added the tag titles on top, which would’ve probably made him the only person in WWE history to hold three titles simultaneously. It would’ve added to his aura of invincibility. In other words, they should’ve let his menace grow naturally. Before his push he seemed like a legitimate monster. Now he seems more like a poorly written monster. Does he even get pops anymore? I read somewhere that his chants are piped in. It’s a shame, because I really did like him. His matches were mostly power spots, but power like that qualifies as talent in my eyes, and it was impressive to see. All he needed was time to round out the rest of his ring skills, but I don’t think he’ll get a chance anymore. I think people will have lost interest in him by WM, especially with distractions like Rock vs Punk, Cena, whoever. So anyway, what do you guys think? Is there still time for him, or is he done?