In the world of professional wrestling, the dynamics are ever-shifting, and recently, the wrestling universe received a jolt as an AEW (All Elite Wrestling) star issued a thunderous warning to former WWE standout, Matt Cardona, formerly known as Zack Ryder.
Matt Cardona's journey in the wrestling world has been nothing short of remarkable. Initially gaining recognition in the wrestling landscape as Zack Ryder within WWE's Stamford-based promotion, he subsequently embarked on a transformative journey.
This odyssey saw him resurface on the independent wrestling scene and venture into various territories, where he earned monikers like 'The Indy God' and 'The Deathmatch King.' Nevertheless, the "Internet Champion" now finds himself in the crosshairs of AEW's formidable Shawn Spears.
Shawn Spears, previously known as 'Tye Dillinger' during his tenure with WWE, has been making waves with a new persona characterized by assertive and combative messages on social media platforms. Taking to Twitter, under his online alias "X," Spears unleashed a provocative message that left the entire wrestling community on edge, with a particular focus on Matt Cardona: "I think I’m gonna Pedigree the sh*t outta everyone going forward.
Looks fun. @TheMattCardona … You’re first."
Potential Showdown Buzz
Speculation is rife about the implications of this declaration. Could this signal an impending showdown between Cardona and Spears within the All Elite Wrestling promotion, or will they cross paths once again on the independent circuit? The uncertainty surrounding their potential clash has piqued the curiosity of fans and insiders alike.
While Matt Cardona has previously made appearances in both WWE and AEW, he has yet to commit to a full-time contract with a major wrestling promotion since his resurgence in the independent circuit. In an interview with WrestlingINC, Cardona shed light on the conditions that would entice him to join either WWE or AEW: “My dream wasn’t just to be a pro wrestler.
My dream was to be a f***ing wrestling superstar. Right now, I’m doing it on my own, but if AEW called, if Tony Khan called me right now and said, ‘Hey, we want you for All In in Wembley,’ if it made sense, of course, I would go.
If WWE called and said, ‘Hey, we want to bring you back,” blah blah blah, if it made sense, of course, I would go. But until then, I don’t need to go”.