The crowd that was present on the first Raw after the draft seemed a bit confused when Mojo Rawley ran to the ring to help Zack Ryder. If you don’t watch NXT and skipped over the Breaking Ground series on the WWE Network, it’s understandable that you wouldn’t know who Rawley is and why it was significant that he came to the aid of Ryder.
Rawley played football in high school and college, winning various awards along the way. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers in 2009, then signed by the Arizona Cardinals in 2010.He was injured during training camp and placed on Injured Reserve, which brought about the end of his football career. During the 18 months he spent recovering from injury, Rawley decided to leave football behind and become a professional wrestler. He signed with NXT in the summer of 2012.
Mojo Rawley’s on-screen debut came in May of 2013. Later that year, he developed his current character, which is a high-energy overachiever that always has to “stay hype.” His alliance with Ryder came in June 2015, when Ryder made his NXT debut. They formed the tag team The Hype Bros and were victorious in a good number of matches. The pair fit perfectly together, and it was the best I’ve seen Ryder in quite some time.
With some wrestlers, you always know that the character you see on screen has nothing to do with the person they truly are. With Rawley, what you get on screen is just who the guy is. He’s the guy you dread going drinking with because he doesn’t have an indoor voice and he never sits still for more than 5 seconds at a time. He poured his heart and soul into making The Hype Bros a successful team, was happy for Ryder but disappointed for the team when Ryder went back to the main roster, so I can only hope that the debut and save on Raw means that the tag team is back together.
Rawley brings a lot of fun and a lot of energy to the ring, but he also takes wrestling very seriously and wants to be the best in the business. Seeing as how he came to Ryder’s rescue during the match against Rusev, there is a possibility that we see him challenge him for the United States Championship, which would be a great match to watch. Whether we get him as a singles competitor or again as part of a team, we will definitely be seeing a hell of a lot out of Mojo Rawley. Stay hype.
Article by Mrs Jamie Baker