Matt Cardona debuted as Zack Ryder for WWE in December 2007. He used that stage name until 2020, when he left the company. Matt Cardona now wants a cinematic match against himself to really wrap things up.

Cardona recently appeared in an interview with Kevin Kellam. The former WWE Superstar said that he’d like to compete against his own previous gimmick in a certain kind of match, which comes just when it seems like Bray Wyatt is at war with himself on WWE television.

I would love to do it [Matt Cardona vs. Zack Ryder] in a cinematic match. I don’t have the skills to do that kind of edit job. If there’s someone listening who knows how to do it, I would love how to do it … I’ve thought about doing something like that before. It’d be really, really fun.

Ryder won the WWE Tag Team Championship twice while working for the Stamford-based company, as well as the WWE United States Championship once and the WWE Intercontinental Championship once after triumphing in a seven-man ladder match at WrestleMania 32 in 2016. During his tenure, Cardona also popularized the expression “Woo Woo Woo!” Now, he’s using whatever he can to hustle and build his actual name on his own.


Matt Cardona also created the Internet Championship, which was presented in a weekly YouTube series in 2011, in an effort to gain attention during a time when there were no television stories.

Cardona was released by WWE in April 2020 after 15 years with the company, due to budget cuts brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. He currently frequently appears in independent companies including Game Changer Wrestling, the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), and Impact Wrestling.

Cardona achieved success on the independent wrestling scene after leaving WWE by turning himself into a heel. During his time away from WWE, Cardona went on to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, GCW World Championship, and Impact Digital Media Championship. Stay tuned to Ringside News for the latest updates.

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