Impact wrestler Matt Cardona (formerly known as Zack Ryder) has opened up about the possibility of a WWE return in future, saying he’s open to getting inducted into the Hall of Fame in Dallas.

In an interview with the The Wrestling Inc. Daily podcast, Cardona, 36, said he currently has no intentions of returning to the billion-dollar corporation except if they offer him a Hall of Fame spot in Dallas.

“If they want to bring me to WrestleMania in Dallas to induct me into the Hall Of Fame, I am 100% down,” he said. He added that he won the WWE Intercontinental Championship in Dallas.

“I mean, that’s the biggest WrestleMania of all time, I became the Intercontinental Champion. If they want to induct me into the Hall Of Fame for that, since we’re in Dallas again, I would go. But as for returning, not yet.”


The former GCW champion noted that he has no ill feelings towards the company and that he dreamt of becoming a WWE superstar as a young child. “Listen, I love WWE. I love my time there, I am forever grateful for my time,” he exclaimed.

“The only thing I ever wanted to do was be a WWE Superstar. If it wasn’t for WWE, I wouldn’t have been able to create my podcast and have the time of my life right now. I’m not saying, ‘never say never,’ but I have no intentions of going back anytime in the near future.”

Cardona is currently signed to Impact Wrestling where he performs under his real name. He has also appeared at AEW following his release from the WWE. Cardona has won multiple titles throughout his career within and outside the WWE.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab serves as a news writer at Ringside News. He has covered pro wrestling and sports entertainment for a variety of publications, including Sportskeeda Wrestling, The Sportster, and WrestleZone. Outside of his professional duties, Manik likes to indulge in fiction, thrillers, comics, manga, and anime.

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