Feed Me More has become one of the ways Ryback has connected with the audience. However, he says the phrase goes beyond being able to win an eating contest.
“It’s not food based,” Ryback said. “I’m a psycho for success, I like to say. I’m very competitive and like to be the best in everything I do. They were giving me the local athletes. I think it was the second or third week, and I don’t want to say I was sick of it, but I wanted more. After the matches I was screaming something. I remember after covering the one guy and screaming, ‘Feed Me More.’”
“I talked to Vince and everyone in the back asking for more. I wanted more. It’s the way I lead my life in general. I always want more and more. It’s never enough. I’m always striving for more. I love food and all that, but it’s not food based. It’s funny that it did end up being my catchphrase with the way I do eat, but it’s more from a competition based standpoint. I just want the company to give me more and more because I can handle it.”
The company did add more appetizing to the popular superstar’s plate with matches against the likes of The Miz and CM Punk, who is sidelined with a knee injury. Ryback can’t wait for his future title shot against the straight-edge WWE champion.
“It has been great being in the ring with CM Punk,” he said. “I look forward to taking the championship from him. I think a lot of people are anticipating CM Punk versus The Rock. I know both of them are making tweets about how they’re gearing up for the Royal Rumble. I know we have one pay-per-view before that. Sometimes you can’t control the uncontrollable.
“Nobody expected me to be where I am right now, except for me. I would love to be the one who faces Dwayne [Johnson] at the Royal Rumble. That is definitely one of my goals, but it’s been great working with CM Punk and beating him up all the time. My goal is to win the WWE championship and continue my dominance on Raw and SmackDown. I want to be a workhorse for this company and prove to everyone that said I couldn’t do it wrong. I want to be a staple for WWE for many years to come.”
• Ryback teams with Team Hell No’s Kane and Daniel Bryan against The Shield’s Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins in a TLC match 8 p.m. EST Sunday, Dec. 16 at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs from the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The winner is decided by pinfall or submission.
WWE champ CM Punk has vowed to be in attendance at the pay-per-view.
The Big Show faces Sheamus for the World championship in a chairs match.
John Cena goes for Dolph Ziggler’s Money in the Bank contract in a ladder match. Kofi Kingston puts the Intercontinental gold on the line against Wade Barrett. Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara battle the Rhodes Scholars’ Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes in a tables match for shot at the tag team championship.
Antonio Cesaro faces R-Truth for the United States championship.
The pre-show will see divas competing in a Santa’s Helper battle royal for a diva’s title shot 7:30 p.m. EST on WWE.com, YouTube.com/WWE and Facebook.com/WWE.
• Play as Ryback, Tensai, Drew McIntyre, Yoshi Tatsu, AJ Lee and Natalya by buying the second DLC pack for WWE ’13. The pack also includes Undertaker “Ministry of Darkness” alternate attire, which is free, and a championship title pack with 10 new championships.