Matt Cardona was known as Zack Ryder in the WWE, and he recently spoke about his WWE Run. Matt was released by the WWE during the start of 2020. Since becoming a free agent, he has made appearances for a number of different wrestling promotions including AEW.
He has also made headlines for Impact Wrestling and GCW. Matt was, however, not a famous superstar in the WWE. His most popular storyline was the love triangle storyline with John Cena and Eve Marie. He revealed his unique perspective on his WWE run on Barstool Sports’ Rasslin’.
Matt Cardona Talks About His Run Inside the WWE
“WWE was my developmental, and I don’t mean that as a shot at WWE,” Cardona said. “I loved my time at WWE. I lived my dream, I made a lot of money there.
Intercontinental title, tag team title, US title. I had WrestleMania moments. It was a dream come true, but it ended. What am I going to do about it? Am I going to sit and cry? Am I going to b—h about it on the internet? No.
I used the tools that I learned from Vince and the whole company, and I’m taking them to the independents and I’m f–king thriving. In that sense, WWE was my developmental”. Matt is currently an Impact Wrestling wrestler.
He can however make appearances for other promotions as his contract allows it. Matt stated that he is content with his current promotion. “Never say never, but I’m having the time of my life right now, the time of my career,” Cardona said.
“Before this, when I was doing my YouTube show back in the day, that was my favorite year of my career, but f–k. This year is number one by far. I’m having the time of my life, making some money, and being my own boss.
I love it. “And it’s not just the creative freedom but the freedom to just make my own schedule, do whatever I want to do, and it’s working,” Matt Cardona continued. “This wasn’t some master plan.
Of course, I always want to bust my a– and be at the top, but I didn’t wake up on January 1, 2021, and say, ‘Okay, in July I’ll do this death match.’ It’s always ready. It’s not just a hashtag or a gimmick.
It’s the way I live my life and career. Some people, not just in wrestling but in life, get handed opportunity after opportunity. I’m not one of them, and I’m not complaining about that. My opportunities come few and far between, and when I get one, I better capitalize”.