Ryback; The Big Guy; Ryan Reeves; Skip Sheffield

An American professional wrestler today, Ryan Allen Reeves began the journey to become a wrestler from his childhood. He is best known for contributing to the WWE initially, where he performed under the ring names “Ryback” and “Skip Sheffield.” After that, he is generally known as an independent circuit wrestler.

This man has an overwhelming number of followers on his social media handles, with 1.3 million on Instagram, 1.4 million on Twitter, and over 289K subscribers on YouTube. He was trained by the renowned former WWE wrestler Al Snow, who helped him win WWE Championships.

Well, how well do you know about Ryback? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Ryback’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Ryback to date.

Biography and Early Life

Ryback was born on the 10th of November 1981 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and was brought up along with his sister, McKayla Reeves. He was only eight when he used to watch wrestling shows, which fascinated him immensely. At the tender age of 12, he began lifting weights with the vision of entering the big world of wrestling one day.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Ryback in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Ryback’s age is 39 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 10 November 1981. Though, he is 6′ 3″ in feet and inches and 191 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 231 lbs in Pound and 132kg in Kilograms.


Ryan Allen went to Western High School and Palo Verde High School, where he was decent in academics and excelled at baseball and football. He then attended the Community College of Southern Nevada, where he continued playing baseball but later broke his leg, because of which he had to miss two sessions. Later he entered into the fitness management program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He began training to get into professional wrestling and simultaneously worked at the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino to satiate his expenses.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Ryback has been extremely private when it comes to his personal life. His focus and dedication towards wrestling have always captured the limelight. It is only known that he got married to his girlfriend, Melissa Reeves, in 2014 after having a long-term relationship with her.  The couple is happily married ever since.

Is Ryback Gay?

No, Ryback is not gay. He is married to his long-time girlfriend, Melissa Reeves, which proves the fact that his sexual orientation is straight.

Professional Career

The Big Guy’s first life opportunity to step into the world of professional wrestling arrived when he participated in the WWE’s reality television series, Tough Enough. Though he didn’t win, he won the WWE officials’ hearts, who offered him to perform at the Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) after a year. He also appeared in the first season of WWE’s next show, NXT, where he finished sixth in 2010. In 2012, he returned to television on the episode of WWE SmackDown under the ring name “Ryback.” Thereafter his streaks of wrestling championships, independent circuits, and many others began, which placed him at the zenith of success.


The extraordinarily hardworking and talented American Wrestler has won over twenty awards and titles throughout his career to date. These include Ohio Valley Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Illustrated, RRW (Rock and Roll Wrestling) World Championship, Crowd Chant of the Year (2012), Match of the Year (2014), Newcomer of the Year (2012), Shocker of the Year (2010) and many more.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Ryback in 2021

As of 2021, Ryan Allen Reeves has a whooping net worth of $5 million as estimated owing to his various international tournaments, championships, awards, and endorsements. A significant part of his net worth comes from his earning by being a successful professional wrestler.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • When he had begun training with weights at the age of 12, his friends jokingly compared him to a gorilla because of his changing physique and attitude.
  • His nickname in childhood was“Silverback,” which he took forward and used as one of his ring names in professional wrestling circuits.
  • His initial profession was- Cowboy.
  • His catchphrase is “Feed Me More,” which is inspired by his habit of eating.
  • He was one of the participants of the show Tough Enough Season 4.
  • His tag team partner was Sheamus.

During all his turning points in life, he was injured badly, and despite that, he never gave up and managed to impress the respective jurists and secure a unique position in all their hearts and later in the sport. Being remarkably consistent throughout his life until now, ever since he was 8, has proved magical since he is among the best of best wrestling personalities. Besides, he is known to be a very genuine and kind person.


Facts of Ryan Allen Reeves

  • Gender Male
  • full nameRyan Allen Reeves
  • birthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Date of Birth November 10, 1981
  • Age 41 years 2 months
  • Horoscope Scorpio
  • Lucky Number 4
  • Lucky Stone Garnet
  • Lucky Color Purple
  • Best Match for Marriage Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionChristianity
  • net worth$5 million
  • professionWrestler
  • weightIn Kilograms – 132 Kg, In Pounds – 231 lbs
  • heightIn Centimeters – 191 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6′ 3″
  • hair colorN/A
  • eye colorBlue
  • high schoolWestern High School Palo Verde High School

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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