Matt Cardona was known as Zack Ryder during his time in WWE, as he worked hard to establish himself in the company. Cardona was insanely over in the company back in 2011, but it was for naught in the end.

Following his WWE release, Cardona was determined to hone his craft. He did exactly that by making a huge impact in promotions such as Impact Wrestling, GCW and NWA, among others.

The former WWE Superstar took to Twitter and uploaded a clip featuring his father, Bob Cardona, appearing at the inaugural event of McMahon’s short-lived World Bodybuilding Federation.

My dad as a judge at the first WBF competition! (Thanks @maskedwrestlers for the clip)


In the clip, Bob Cardona, a former bodybuilder himself, was introduced as a judge by co-host Regis Philbin. The show, which aired on PPV in June 1991, was held at the Trump Taj Mahal in New Jersey and saw Bob Cardona and his fellow judges choose Gary Strydom as the first WBF Champion.

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