10 Quick facts about:Ryback

1.Reeves started watching wrestling at the age of 8 and was allowed to ring the bell at a live World Wrestling Federation event.

2.He was nicknamed “Silverback” as a teenager, after a childhood friend joked that he resembled a Gorilla, and later adopted it as a part of his ring name.

3.He appeared Tough Enough Even though he did not win the competition, Reeves impressed WWE officials enough for them to sign him to a developmental contract. He spent time healing from his injuries in Las Vegas before heading to Atlanta, Georgia in March 2005.

4.In July 2006, Reeves was suspended for 30 days due to failing a drug test as part of WWE’s Wellness Program. According to Reeves, he had been taking several over the counter bodybuilding supplements, one of which inadvertently caused a false reading. The supplements he was using were later taken off the market due to this effect and, although his suspension remained in place, Reeves eventually returned to the roster after passing a second test. His case was later featured on the CNN documentary Death Grip: Inside Pro Wrestling.

5.He was trained by Al Snow

6.”Feed Me More” catchphrase is born out of the fact that Ryback eats an enormous amount to keep his size.

7.FCW Ryback tagged with the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus.

8.His real name is Ryan Reeves and his friends used to jokingly compare him to a silverback gorilla. Hence how the name Ryback was born.

9.in 2012 its was rumoured that he had physical altercation with fellow WWE superstar Brock Lesnar. Ryan Reeves, apparently got in a disagreement with Lesnar during an early morning run through in preparation for Lesnar’s big match with Triple H. It seems before things even got underway, emotions got heated and Lesnar struck Reeves three times in the face.

10.He was handed his first ever WWE loss by CM Punk, as a result of a low blow.

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