When asked about which performers in NXT that he would love to wrestle on the main roster in WWE, Ryback mentioned Sami Zayn and Samoa Joe but really focused on Finn Balor. The former Intercontinental Champion showered Balor, who currently carries the heavyweight championship in the developmental brand, with quite a bit of praise, noting that Finn brings his best night in and night out.
January 5, 2016
Another of the lesser discussed Summerslam spoilers is the one involving the Intercontinental championship. Much of the internet wrestling community is not very interested in the match, even though the performers are putting on good efforts. Despite some concerns about him being injury prone, Ryback is expected to walk out of the pay per view as the titleholder.
August 21, 2015
There are those that believe that Ryback might not be healing as quick as expected, so there might be a chance that WWE strips him of the Intercontinental Championship. That would explain why Miz has been doing an angle where he is claiming to be speaking to his lawyers about making the title vacant. The Big Guy could always win the title back when he makes his return.
August 1, 2015
Scratch one title match off of the Battleground card. Ryback has revealed that he will not be defending the Intercontinental Championship at the pay per view because he has been hospitalized. He discovered a staff infection on his knee on Tuesday morning and will be kept under supervision for several days. A replacement match has not been announced by WWE yet.
July 15, 2015
During the third match of Money in the Bank, Big Show managed to get the victory over Ryback, but it was via disqualification because Miz interfered, so the Intercontinental Championship remains in tact. WWE is more than likely setting up a triple threat match next month between these guys.
June 14, 2015
Going into the Elimination Chamber, Sheamus was initially penciled in as the person that was scheduled to walk out of the enormous steel cage structure with the Intercontinental Championship in his hand. However, as a sign that WWE still continues to change up plans on a frequent basis, management opted to put the belt on Ryback for whatever reasons. A lot of people backstage have been impressed with the Big Guy as of late.
June 4, 2015
A big change might be needed for the Intercontinental Championship match at Elimination Chamber, as news has now leaked that Rusev was injured during the Smackdown taping on Tuesday. He worked a match against Ryback. The Bulgaria born wrestler was spotted in a wheelchair, while wearing a cast on his right leg and holding crutches. WWE has not made an official announcement in regards to the situation yet.
May 27, 2015
Fans attending WWE live events this upcoming weekend might be in for a bit of disappointment if they were looking forward to see John Cena and Randy Orton. The two of them have been pulled from the road. Management is going to try to supplement the show by having Seth Rollins defending the heavyweight championship against Roman Reigns on one tour. The other will be headlined by Rusev, Dean Ambrose and Ryback.
April 30, 2015
Wrestlemania is less than a month away, and WWE still has not figured out how they are going to use two performers who will eventually be inducted into the hall of fame some day. Kane and Big Show are without a match at this point in time. They were initially penciled in for some sort of tag team match against Dolph Ziggler and Ryback. However, Ziggler has already been added to the Intercontinental Championship ladder match.
March 4, 2015