wanted to see where I was at with the fans. I knew doing the spear in Brooklyn was going to initially trigger Goldberg chants and it did. If you go back and watch the pay-per-view, I spear Dean Ambrose and Goldberg chants just erupt in the arena. I then go to the corner and instantly 'Feed me more' drowns it out and it was right then when I was like okay I got this I can control this now a little bit. I love Goldberg and I wish he'd be able to come back down the road and we could have a huge matchup and let the fans decide. Hopefully, that's in the cards for the future."
On where Ryback and 'Feed me more' came from: "Ryback actually was Terminator based from when I was out injured. It's pretty much a take on my real name Ryan and Silverback my initial nickname as a kid growing up put into one. I was fired from WWE and watching Terminator 2 one night on TV and I'm sitting there and I'm a machine. How am I not with the WWE right now? Even though I was a little lost at the time I was still busting my ass going hard each and every day and I was like I set goals I just need to set better goals but I was like I'm like a Terminator so that's where the whole Terminator base thing came from initially with the whole Ryback character. With 'Feed me more,' they were giving me the local athletes out there and it was week two and I was already kind of like… I wanted to come back and face the main roster talent and they were giving me these tiny little locals. Benny Camer was his name, a little blond haired kid, it was week two and the bell rang and I clotheslined his head off and he took this inside out and folded em' up and the crowd just lost their breath when it happened. I picked him up from the ground and hit the shell shocked and I looked at the hard camera and I covered him, this wasn't planned and I've said this in other interviews, I just screamed to Vince [McMahon] and Hunter because I know they're watching in the back 'Feed me more' because I was saying I want more and I want to be their number one gladiator and I want more. I want the best. I wake up each and every day and more is never enough for me. I want everything that life has to offer; more money, more women, more power, more energy. I'm always looking for more because I believe life is meant to be lived so 'Feed me more' is who I really am. It's not food based at all even though I eat a tremendous amount of food."
On referring to local wrestlers as 'local athletes' and picking up wrestlers over his head: "I will say this publicly, thank you to each and every one of them because without those guys I would not be where I am. Those guys are under a lot of pressure. They come in and it's very nerve wracking coming up here in the WWE and being around not only the main roster guys and Vince McMahon, Triple H, and Stephanie McMahon and Kevin Dunn and all these guys, to be back there in that environment is very intimidating to someone coming in from the outside. So for them to come in and come out here and be able to perform and sell the way they sold, I'm very thankful. I spend a lot of time each week with every local athlete that came in and hung out with them to get to know them because I knew I'd be relying on these guys heavily and especially picking up two of those guys. You've seen feats of strength before from guys in the WWE usually you do it that one time and leave it at that. We've gone out there with myself and we've pushed the envelope quite a bit doing the two guys up there and that's high risk. The room for error on that is great but I'm a home run hitter though I swing for the fences and I'm not afraid of striking out. I like to throw most guys over my head but with the bigger guys I have to tuck my head because they have large stomachs so I can't get the stomach over my head. Paul (Heyman) I wanted to tuck my head with but I'm very stubborn at times and I was like no weight wise he wasn't an issue. Unfortunately, I didn't realize how big Paul Heyman's stomach was and we joke about this now but the man's stomach sticks out beyond any man I've ever seen and we went back and I looked and was like that is physically impossible. I would have had to have him so high over my head from a dead pole position. Physically no one on the planet could pick him up that way. You would have to tuck your head so the other times that I've done it I've tucked my head and it's been easy.
On if he's happy with his character: "Obviously, we can always evolve the character and I think the first step will be when I get more mic time. I think that we'll surprise a lot of people but we've kind of gone with the slow build here and it's worked perfectly. I don't know if you've seen me before but I've done some pretty stupid things out there and I'm not afraid to do anything to entertain the fans. It's all about just believing and having fun and there's nothing I'm above doing. I love who I am though and this is truly the closest thing to me that you're going to see because I'm very intense in real life and I want to be the best and that's exactly what Ryback's all about. You see guys go out there and dance, whatever's asked of me I will do but I believe in the role that I'm in right now. There's no reason I can't be the number one guy and run this place."
On if he believes he can get Mark Henry in the Shell Shock: "That is the question going into WrestleMania. A lot of people are saying that I cannot get big Mark Henry up for the Shell Shock finisher. My goal going into this thing and coming out of it is going to be the one thing that people will remember coming out of this WrestleMania isn't going to be CM Punk/Undertaker, Brock/Triple H, or Rock/Cena II it's going to be Ryback picking Mark Henry up, marching around the ring, hitting the Shell Shock, 75,000 plus people screaming 'Feed me more' at the Metlife stadium with myself so that's the goal going in and I believe one hundred percent that I can do it."