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Real name: Ryan Allen Reeves
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 275 lbs.
Date of birth: November 10, 1981
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Pro debut: 2004
Trained by: OVW
Finishing move: Muscle Buster

Biography

- Reeves participated in WWE Tough Enough 4, reaching the live final
- He earned a WWE development deal following the competition, but wouldn’t report to DSW until March 2005 due to injury
- On September 1, 2005, Reeves made his in-ring debut, teaming with Lash LeRoux in a loss to Derrick Neikirk & Mike Knox
- In February 2006, Reeves was re-assigned to OVW, debuting the next month
- In July 2006, Reeves was suspended for 30 days after violating the WWE Wellness Program
- On January 19, 2007, Reeves was released by the WWE
- On October 18, 2008, Reeves (as Ryback) defeated Anthony Bravado to win the OVW Heavyweight Title
- In late-October 2008, Reeves was re-signed by the WWE and was assigned to FCW
- In September 2009, Reeves was repackaged as Skip Sheffield
- On February 16, 2010, Sheffield was announced as one of the participants on NXT Season 1, mentored by William Regal. He went on to finish 6th in the competition
- On June 7, 2010, Sheffield, along with the other NXT rookies, interfered in a match between John Cena & CM Punk and decimated the ringside area
- On July 26, 2010, The Nexus (Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Skip Sheffield, Darren Young & Michael Tarver) defeated Mark Henry, Jerry Lawler, Evan Bourne, Goldust, David Hart Smith, Tyson Kidd & Yoshi Tatsu
- On August 18, 2010, Sheffield broke his ankle at a WWE live event and had to be written out of the Nexus storyline
- On April 3, 2012, Reeves (as Ryback) finally made his TV return, defeating Barry Stevens. Over the next few weeks, he continued to decimate jobbers on Smackdown
- At Extreme Rules 2012, Ryback defeated Aaron Relic & Jay Hatton in a Handicap match
- At Over The Limit 2012, Ryback defeated Camacho
- At Money in the Bank ’12, Ryback defeated Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks in a Handicap match


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