In October 2012, after Reeves allegedly "stole" a move used by Goldberg during a match, Goldberg would respond by stating, "now comparisons offend me".  At Money in the Bank, RybAxel lost to Gold and Stardust.  On June 16 at Payback, Ryback won the lumberjack match, but went on to lose both the tables and ambulance matches and his shot at the WWE Championship, to end the feud.
, According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider, Dolph Ziggler received a concussion from a stiff clothesline by Reeves in a January 2014 match, with Johnson reporting that this damaged Reeves's reputation among peers along with ongoing complaints of his recklessness – a reason why his recent pushes were aborted. He attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, entering its fitness management program. Ryback was scheduled to defend the title against Big Show and Miz in a triple threat match at Battleground, but the match was postponed after Ryback developed a staph infection in his knee; the match was rescheduled for SummerSlam, where Ryback pinned The Miz to retain the title.
 On the March 15 episode of SmackDown, Ryback defeated Henry via disqualification following interference from The Shield.
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On the March 7 episode of Raw, Ryback confronted United States Champion Kalisto backstage, leading to a title match between them on the WrestleMania 32 pre-show, which Ryback lost. He excelled at baseball and football while attending Western High School and Palo Verde High School. He eventually became one of the eight finalists to appear on SmackDown!  On July 2, it was announced that Ryback and Axel would be competing for the vacant Intercontinental Championship in a 19-man battle royal at Battleground, but neither Ryback or Axel managed to win.  On November 24 at Survivor Series, Ryback was defeated by the returning Mark Henry after he answered Ryback's open challenge..  At Payback, RybAxel defeated Cody Rhodes and Goldust in a tag team match. Ryback would later end his association with Axel on the November 6 episode of Superstars.  Wanting to become a professional wrestler, Reeves began lifting weights at 12 years old and was nicknamed "Silverback" as a teenager after a friend joked that he resembled a gorilla, later adopting part of it as his name.  In response to podcast host and mixed martial artist Chael Sonnen's confusion about Ryback's appeal in late 2014, former WWE writer Jon Piermarini noted that the creative staff were doing "essentially the exact same thing they did with the character when it did not work or catch on the first time" and would only continue to get Goldberg's character over as Ryback.
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The Vegas Golden Knights signed tough guy Ryan Reaves on Monday to a two-year contract extension worth $3.5 million.  Three days later, WWE released Ryback. He excelled at baseball and footballwhil…