The former WWE star, currently signed to the National Wrestling Alliance under the ring name Matt Cardona, recently spoke with Chris Van Vliet about his career and experience in WWE. The former Zack Ryder also spoke of the possible return to the Stamford company.
New details on Matt Cardona
On his hopes of one day becoming the WWE Champion, Matt Cardona said: "A goal I've had for a long time is to take home the WWE title. That's no lie. I'd be lying to you right now if I didn't tell you this.
When I was released, the My goal wasn't to get back in WWE but I'd be lying to you if I said I never want to wrestle in Madison Square Garden again or I never want a match at WrestleMania again. Of course I do, because WWE is number one as a federation.
So nothing can be said from this point of view, but before hanging up my boots I'd like to go back at least once, that's for sure". When asked 'whether he has had any talks with WWE since he left', the former Zack Ryder revealed: 'I want people to talk about me.
So the more they talk about Matt Cardona the better he is. They are the champion of the internet, now and forever, so better let them do the talking." On the transformation from Zack Ryder to Matt Cardona: “Like the last two years in WWE I was trying to be a little more serious.
I got in shape and left my old character. I think, being my own boss, I choose what to do and have turned down several contracts. I just want to think about myself a little bit and I want to do what I want without being the kid of the last few years.
I'm having so much fun in NWA and I'm happy. I love being able to experience new sensations. All I've ever wanted was an opportunity to experience new sensations and there are so many emotions I've felt since I was released. To give up my character for another was incredible.
Some things made me feel unwell but that's how life is and that's how we grow, from these things because everything can't go the right way". Cardona also added that AEW have been "ahead of the curve" in their presentation during the pandemic and said that WWE adapted some of they things AEW did: "It's great that WWE [pressed on], and AEW said, 'OK, we're going to press on too, but we're going to show you how to do it.'
So if you watch, WWE goes 'oh, hard cam's here [and] they have people in the crowd,' so AEW was ahead of the curve. They knew how to do it, and they did it so well."
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