On a recent episode of Table for 3, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, and Ryback shared their stories about Henry O. Godwinn.
According to Ryback, he won a contest to be a guest bell ringer for a WWE live event in Las Vegas, Nevada when he was 13 years old. He had his choice of meeting any WWE Superstar and he selected Razor Ramon. Unfortunately, Razor Ramon was not available, so Ryback met Godwinn.
“I remember thinking he was really going to be dirty, [but] he smelled like soap and clean,” Ryback recalled.
Bryan claimed that he was literally touched by Godwinn when Bryan went to see a wrestling show as a child. Bryan said he rushed to the barricade from five rows back to slap hands with the wrestlers as they walked down the aisle.
“Henry Godwinn was the first person who touched my hand because my hand was hanging over the barricade.”
Ziggler said he met Godwinn working a tryout match against the Juicer.
“At Ohio Valley Wrestling, he came in and brought in, wait till you hear this tie in, this clown character called the Juicer.” Ziggler continued, “at the time, I was having a reputation of ‘oh, I can make this guy look good’ or something. I went, ‘oh, I’d love to get in the ring with this guy, bump around or whatever you need.’ Instead, he wanted to work the Juicer and get kind of both people a tryout.”
Ziggler recalled the finish of the match between the Juicer and Godwinn. The Juicer set up Godwinn to take a top-rope splash, but positioned him two-thirds of the ring away from the turnbuckle and missed the splash. Ryback added that the Santino character was created minutes later.
In addition to talking about Henry O. Godwinn, Bryan, Ryback, and Ziggler addressed many different topics including Bryan’s idea to make the Intercontinental Championship a Smackdown exclusive title and Bryan being the biggest bully in WWE. Check out Table for 3 on the WWE Network. New subscribers can sign up for the WWE Network by clicking here and get their first month for free, which includes last Sunday’s WWE Hell In A Cell pay-per-view.