- Ryback recently spoke with Scott Fishman of The Miami Herald to promote the WWE ’13 video game. Here are some highlights:
Winning a contest at age 13 to be a guest bell ringer for WWE:
“I had to write a letter to the news on why I loved wrestling, why I wanted to be a wrestler, who I wanted to meet, etc. I had won probably around 20 something tickets through the news contest and all the radio contests in town. I took all my neighborhood friends and went to the show that day. I got to be the guest bell ringer and got to go in the ring before the show when they announced my name. That was probably the exact point where I knew this was pretty cool and that I could do this one day. I believe it was Dr. Tom Prichard and Chris Candido of the Bodydonnas versus Barry Horowitz and somebody else. That was the match I was the guest bell ringer. I think the main event that night was Bret Hart versus Diesel in the steel cage.”
Going through WWE developmental:
“I was in Deep South Wrestling wit...