I don’t know when or how Ryback suddenly blew up out of nowhere, but I’m actually starting to like him. So, in honor of the man, here’s some pictures of he and I through the years.

The guy in the picture with the face paint is Jon Bolin, who was in a tag team with Ryback called High Dosage. Ryback was in OVW from 04 to 08, using the name “Silverback” Ryan Reeves. He was always a super nice guy, despite being legitimately intimidating in stature. Dude worked through the ranks at OVW, doing basically nothing, and made it to the top of the business. He deserves it.