Ryback may have defeated Chris Jericho at Money in the Bank, but the win gives his character a minimal push.
Jericho is likely leaving the ring again soon for Fozzy's upcoming tour, which leaves a very minimal possibility of his feud with Ryback continuing. Even if it were to go on, it would not exactly be the most captivating storyline in WWE.
One can only hear Y2J insult the big man by calling him "Cryback" so many times before it gets both old and annoying. Then again, some might argue that a victory over a future WWE Hall of Famer is quite beneficial for Ryback.
While that is a valid point, Jericho has been putting plenty of wrestlers over since becoming a part-timer. He can only provide so much of a push for Ryback when his loss was more than expected.
The thrown-together nature of the two's feud also hurts the meaningfulness of Ryback's win. Both wrestlers were put in a match together after both whined about not being on the pay-per-view card.
The match itself wasn't terrible but suffered from a lackluster ending. After a failed Lionsault attempt, Ryback rolled his opponent up for a three-count.
The match could have received a bit more excitement if the ending featured Ryback reversing a Jericho Codebreaker attempt. Anything would have been better than a simple roll-up pin.
At one point during the match, Philadelphia fans could be heard chanting "boring!" at both wrestlers.
The match is not a contender for one of the best of the night. There was also no confrontation after the match to progress the storyline.
With a very little chance of continuing the feud, where Ryback goes from here is anyone's guess. He could continue to stay out of the title scene or perhaps get a shot before the Money in the Bank contract winners cash in.
Either way, Ryback is not exactly receiving a monster push. Another storyline without a title shot opportunity isn't progressing him a ton. Being involved in stopgap feuds before one of the Money in the Bank winners use their contracts is just as meaningless.
For now, Ryback is somewhat in limbo. He'll obviously still get his air time on television and in pay-per-views. That being said, the wrestler formerly known as Skip Sheffield didn't get much traction or anything in the way of a push from beating Y2J at Money in the Bank.
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