Matt Cardona is currently in his prime and enjoying his time wrestling at the GCW, Impact Wrestling and NWA. 2022 has been a great year for the Former WWE Superstar as he became the NWA World Heavyweight Champion for the first time in his career. Cardona has also enjoyed success at GCW, where he won the first World Championship of his career in 2021. After leaving WWE, Cardona also had a small stint in the AEW.

Matt Cardona had the biggest moment of his career at WrestleMania 32, when he defeated six wrestlers in a ladder match to become the Intercontinental Champion for the first time in his career. Cardona was released from the company in 2020 due to COVID-19 budget cuts.

The Former Intercontinental Champion hasn’t wrestled as Zack Ryder on any promotion since his departure from the company. He attempted to file the trademark for his Zack Ryder character but gave up after WWE opposed him and registered it as their own trademark.

Matt Cardona recently filed the trademark application for the moniker ‘Indy God’ for entertainment and merchandise purposes. Below are the details for which Cardona has filed trademark.


IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Bandanas; Hats; Shirts; Headbands; Headbands against sweating; Sweatshirts; Hooded sweatshirts

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment in the nature of wrestling contests; Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibits and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer; Entertainment services, namely, live appearances by a professional wrestling and sports entertainment personality; Entertainment services, namely, personal appearances by a professional wrestling and sports entertainer; Entertainment services, namely, televised appearances by a professional wrestler and sports entertainer; Providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network; Providing online interviews featuring a professional wrestler and sports entertainer in the field of professional wrestling and sports entertainment for entertainment purposes.

Matt Cardona has stated that he has unfinished business in the WWE and is looking forward to his comeback in the company. While Cardona’s wife Chelsea Green returned to WWE at the Royal Rumble earlier this year, only time will tell when he would make his comeback to the company.

Matt Cardona has had a successful year in wrestling, winning titles at the NWA and GCW, and trademarking a new moniker for himself. Despite being released from WWE due to COVID-19 budget cuts, Cardona remains optimistic about his future in the company and is eager to make a comeback. While it remains to be seen when he will return, his fans eagerly await his next move in the world of professional wrestling.

Rahul Amare

Rahul has been an avid fan of wrestling since he was 9 years old. His earliest memories of wrestling are from the attitude era. He pursues content writing since he is passionate about watching WWE. Bret Hart, Daniel Bryan, and Chris Jericho are three of Rahul's favorite wrestlers. He is also a passionate supporter of the Indian cricket team and a movie buff.

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