Ryback has spoken about how he has lived with Wade Barrett early on his career, along with how he came up with his “feed me more” catchphrase.
Apparently he came up with his ‘feed me more’ as a catchphrase while he was employed at a restaurant back in 2007. As the story says, Ryback, who was a waiter, would eat the leftover food of restaurant patrons. The dishwashers would see this and began calling Reeves ‘feed me more’.
“I just always remember them looking at me, laughing, and that was actually… I told you where ‘feed me more’ [came from], is one of them, they always, they just started calling me ‘feed me more’ because I was always f–king eating. And I looked at them one day, and God, I don’t remember who, and I just said, ‘I’m going to use that someday because that is me.'”
When he was still an employee at the restaurant, he lived in an apartment complex with Barrett while the latter was in developmental. Wade did not think very highly of Ryan Reeves around those days, though they would go on to become very close friends.
“Funny story about me and Wade is he thought I was like the biggest asshole ever. I was just so miserable and negative. And he was like a new hire and he was coming in. And we didn’t have computers and we’d both have to use the computer in the office there. And it was like, ‘hey, how are you doing?’ ‘Good. How are you?’ ‘Good.’ And, like, that was it and it wasn’t until years later, in FCW, when we kind of were getting ready in the same area and he realized I was nothing like [that]. I was just in a really low point in my life. And we became great friends.”