Matt Cardona was known as Zack Ryder during his time in WWE, where he was never given the room to really grow on television. He was eventually released by WWE in 2020 and honed his craft in other avenues. While he was there in WWE, Cardona made sure to keep himself relevant by any means necessary. In fact, Cardona even made a bizarre pitch during his time in WWE.

After Cardona was released by WWE, he reinvented himself by working in companies such as AEW, Impact Wrestling and especially GCW. Cardona has truly become an indie darling.

The former WWE Superstar took to Twitter and made a few posts, where he revealed the various pitches he made to WWE. This included the time he pitched to have Hornswoggle be a mini version of him.

Despite barely any television time, my YouTube show has over 4 million views and my T-shirt is one of the best-selling items on The numbers don’t lie. People want to see me. Here is an entertaining way to get me on TV. Backstage on SmackDown I can approach Alicia Fox & Tamina. (Or any 2 divas) I can get to smooth talk one and when that doesn’t work, I’ll immediately start hitting on the other. Both want nothing to do with me, but I won’t take no for an answer. I’ll say something like, ‘Oh I get it.


You only go on double dates. I’ll go find one of my Broskis.’ Later in the show, or the next week, I approach the Divas again and explain how I found my new Broski. The divas look disgusted, and the camera pans down to reveal Hornswoggle. He is clean-shaven, hair spiked, wearing a headband, and wearing sunglasses. The divas storm off. I have found my new Broski… Mini Broski. In the following weeks, I can teach Hornswoggle how to talk, he can help me win matches, and we will ENTERTAIN. Thanks for reading.

Ringside News also exclusively reported that Matt Cardona is on WWE’s radar for a return, while his wife Chelsea Green is definitely returning. We will have to wait and see when Cardona will return to WWE.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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