Man this is exactly how I feel now
I wasn't even that sad when ZKK doesn't happen, eh, whatever, just a theory
Maybe the character assassiation that DrumzT talked about was Zoro's
A Wano citizen thought Joyboy was no longer in the country. It means that Wano citizens think it is the OLD Joyboy who has beaten Kaido. They are referring to prime Joyboy when they say that he rivals Ryuma. Huge W for Zoro fans. It is explicit that Ryuma=Joyboy and EOS Luffy=EOS Zoro.
Out of all of that, I'm most interested in Kuma, Bonney and the clear ties to the Revolutionaries. This plotline has the potential to be extremely good. It can help characterize Dragon and Sabo more on top of that.
Don't be confused. This is hype for Ryuma and for Joyboy. Which equals to hype for future Zoro.
The spoiler summary said the following:
Citizens: have you guys heard about the guy that brought down Kaido?
Yep the warrior with the name “Joy Boy”!!!
Though I heard that he’s no longer in this country..!!
Man I wish I could meet him..A hero that rivals the Sword God!
The Wano citizen or manga doesn't view Joyboy as the new Ryuma. Instead, it viewed Joyboy a rival. Someone who could face and fight Ryuma. To be strong enough to face Ryuma you must at least have the power to fight and beat Kaido. Ryuma just received a lot of hype from that because now we can compare him to current and previous top tier characters. The days of claiming Ryuma only appears strong because he didn't face any top tier characters are gone.
Kaido places Oden on the same level as Rocks, WB and Roger. Oden was never compared to Ryuma in anyway.
I say Joyboy because that's how the manga views it. Which again proves the manga isn't viewing Luffy as the new Ryuma. Instead, character who can face him thanks to his Joyboy powers. Joyboy is an awakening god Nika DF user.
Oda has already paralleled Zoro to Ryuma.
It would have been nice to have gained more information about Ryuma and for Oda to drawn greater connection and more parallel between Zoro and Ryuma during Wano. Zoro still needs to visit to Ryuma's grave so we could get some more information next chapter but I'll think there's enough time. If it doesn't happen that's fine Oda is holding off until the next saga that deals with the admirals and world government. Ryuma would have been an enemy of the world government. He was the one who stopped them from taking over Wano.