At this point in time, it is unknown what is going to happen to Mason Ryan, who is currently wrestling on WWE‘s internet show Superstars, although it appears a call back to the main roster may be in the cards.
Ryan, who hasn’t been seen on either of the main rosters since last year, has been floating aimlessly over the last year and-a-half, wrestling mostly pointless matches on Superstars, winning about an equal amount of matches as he is losing. This is a far cry from where he started, as Ryan was added to the RAW roster in January 2011 as enforcer for CM Punk, who had taken over the leadership role of the Nexus faction, usurping Wade Barrett in the process. After just a few months (and doing very little in that time), Ryan was removed from television, going down with an injury.
Ryan came back only a couple of months later, being brought in as a heel by Vickie Guerrero to back up Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler in a six-man tag team match on RAW. However, Ryan turned on his partners, giving the Zack Ryder-led face team the win that night, also turning him face in the process. Ryan seemed to be set for a big push, as he began running through squash matches, destroying other, more established wrestlers like Swagger, and getting featured in RAW main events. However, the experiment seemed to come to a screeching halt when, at the 2011 Survivor Series, as a part of Team Orton, he was quickly eliminated by Cody Rhodes, fans booing him mercilessly in the process. He was taken back off the RAW roster after that, relegated to dark matches and Superstars tapings, being thrown together into teams with other mid-carders such as Santino Marella and Alex Riley.
Despite the setbacks, it appears Ryan may be headed back to a prime spot. At house shows over the weekend, he was used as a bodyguard-type character for Dolph Ziggler at house shows, and appeared on RAW for the first time in over six months this past Monday, in a backstage segment with the new faction known as “All World” (consisting of Primo, Epico, Rosa Mendes and AW at this point). Rumors are circulating that Ryan will be joining the group and returning to a prominent position on the RAW roster, with AW serving as his mouthpiece.
For his sake, I hope that’s the case, as the man once predicted to be a major player in WWE (and also referred to by fans and fellow wrestlers as “BatistTwo” due to his resemblance of former multi-time World Champion Batista) has been a total flop his entire run.