Ryback has received a main event level push in the past but was unable to maintain his success in large part due to his win/loss record. There's no better example of how important winning is than by looking at the (re)debut of the man known as Ryback. The former Skip Sheffield burst back onto the scene in impressive fashion by amassing an undefeated streak that lasted several months. The peak of Ryback's popularity came in the Fall of 2012 when he challenged CM Punk for the WWE Championship. WWE had an opportunity there to create a new superstar, but decided against it. Instead, WWE opted to make The Rock the new champion and Ryback failed to capture the title after several controversial finishes involving the debuting Shield faction, Paul Heyman, and crooked referee Brad Maddox. Following Ryback's first televised losses, he would go on to lose to Mark Henry at WrestleMania 29 in a baffling move considering Ryback would be challenging John Cena immediately after. Like too many others in the company, feuding with Cena started Ryback's descent into dreaded 50/50 territory. He has since held the Intercontinental Championship and was featured prominently in a 2014 storyline with the Authority, but he is one of the biggest offenders of superstars that lose as much as they win, and his career has suffered because of it.
A former stuntman for Paramount Pictures, Matt enjoys sports, water skiing, driving fast, the beach, professional wrestling,
technology, and scotch. At the same time, whenever possible.
Having attended many famous (and infamous) shows including WrestleMania XV, In Your House: Mind Games, and the 1995 King of the Ring, Matt has been a lifelong professional sports and wrestling fan. Matt's been mentioned in numerous wrestling podcasts including the Steve Austin Show: Unleashed, Talk Is Jericho, and Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard.
As a former countywide performer, Matt has been referred to as Mr. 300 for his amazing accomplishments in the world of amateur bowling. He is also the only man on record to have pitched back-to-back no hitters in the Veterans Stadium Wiffle Ball League of 2003.