• 12/05/2012 (7:10:44 pm)
  • Bob Mulrenin

Thanks to Mike Informer foe sending this in.
Interview with Ryback from ESPN
Watch Ryback rampage his way through multiple opponents at a time with his bald head, hulking physique, and the perceived power to pulverize punks with his pinkie, and it’s no wonder WWE fans immediately started chanting the name of wrestling legend Bill Goldberg upon his debut.

But when I look at Ryback, the 31-year old phenomenon known outside of the squared circle as Ryan Reeves, it’s not Goldberg I see, but another wrestling wrecking machine, “The Russian Nightmare” Nikita Koloff.

“It’s funny, CM Punk actually mentioned that to me months ago,” Ryback says. “I’ve watched a lot of Nikita Koloff, and I can’t argue. I’ve been a fan of professional wrestling my entire life, so I’m sure there’s many guys who you can draw comparisons to with me. My mission is to go out and destroy, and I do that in the ways that I know how, and to be compared to legends like this, that is something that I’m very thankful for. They could be comparing me to guys who aren’t so good, so better to be compared to guys who have been successful than guys who weren’t so successful.”
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