World Wrestling Entertainment has gone far beyond the squared circle. Years after names like Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, and Rowdy Roddy Piper appeared in movies, professional wrestlers of today like John Cena, Randy Orton, Triple H, The Miz, and The Big Show have all made the jump to the big screen with varying levels of success thanks to WWE Films. Hollywood has even embraced former WWE Champions such as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, and Dave Bautista, but now more and more wrestlers are considering the world of acting after they hang up their boots, and the latest one to talk about it is the Human Wrecking Ball, Ryback.
While promoting the upcoming WWE 2K14 video game in India recently, the Monster revealed that despite being fully committed to the WWE right now, he wouldn’t mind taking a role as a comic book movie villain. Check out what the newest Paul Heyman guy had to say about a potential career choice down the road:
“I feel like I’d be the perfect comic book villain in a lot of these comic book movies. But I think it would take a special kind of WWE talent to go and do this sort of thing and still be a full time WWE talent and not miss too much work from WWE. But that’s something I would love to do if the opportunity presented itself.”
Without a doubt, Ryback is certainly a rather imposing individual, so he’d definitely fit the part of a bad guy or henchman in a comic book movie. Maybe he’ll even get to start by being an actual comic book villain first since WWE and Mick Foley are teaming up to create a new comic book series. Either way, heroes on the big screen or on the page probably don’t want to mess with Ryback.
Do you think that the master of the Shell Shock could cut it as a villain in an upcoming superhero movie? If so, do you have any idea about who he could play? Are there any specific baddies from Marvel, DC, or otherwise that seem like a perfect fit for this WWE superstar? And, for all you WWE fans out there, do you think that CM Punk (who looks a little like Wolverine these days) will defeat Ryback this Sunday at WWE Battleground? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments below.