Today is the birthday of WWE Superstar, Ryan Reeves, AKA Ryback. He’s become one of my favorite WWE wrestlers so far. If you’re following this blog’s Facebook page, you’d notice the Twitter hash tag #FeedMeMore. That’s his chant.
This massive wrestler from Las Vegas stands 6’3″, and weighs in at 291 lbs. He started out as a contestant in the WWE reality series “$1,000,000 Tough Enough” in 2004. After working with several wrestling outfits, he joined WWE in 2008, first under the ring name Skip Sheffield, and then under his current name Ryback.
His Twitter profile describes him thus: “A mental machine and a psycho for success, Ryback has arrived to do things nobody has ever dreamed possible. His life, his rules, there is no stopping Ryback.”
Ryback is known nowadays for his insatiable appetite for destruction, mowing down everyone in his way. Everyone he faced so far had been brutally laid low by his attacks and body slams. But during his stint at Tough Enough (he lost but still got a developmental contract), it was revealed that he also has an insatiable appetite… for food.
So that must be where his “Feed me more” chant came from!
It’s not surprising given the kind of build Ryback has. I guess the best explanation for this is that he has a very fast metabolism, which is good for him since he works out really hard. (It helps that not only did Ryback actually train in professional wrestling and other sports, but he also studied fitness management.) And as far as I know, fast metabolism = faster burning of calories = weight loss = less fat = more muscle.
Anyway, as a tribute to this hungry (food-wise and fame-wise) wrestler, I made this music video featuring his theme music. Now that I think about it, this is probably the one thing people who work out shouldn’t do to boost their metabolism: all-you-can-eat buffets. (Okay, maybe once in a while, but still.)
I wish Ryback would come visit the Philippines. We’d love to see him in action, and he’d love to try out our local cuisine.
Happy birthday, Ryback!