Hype Bros' Demise: Matt Cardona Crucial Revelation

Matt Cardona reflects on his eventful tag team journey

by Atia Mukhtar
Hype Bros' Demise: Matt Cardona Crucial Revelation

Matt Cardona, known for his success in various tag team partnerships, is currently making waves alongside Steph De Lander in the independent wrestling scene. However, there is one tag team pairing that Cardona doesn't hold in high regard: The Hype Bros.

In a recent Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Twitter, the self-proclaimed "Indy God" candidly expressed that the writing was on the wall for the Hype Bros from the start. Cardona revealed that he sensed their doomed fate when they debuted on WWE's Snapchat account, a rather unconventional platform for launching a tag team.

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While their time as the Hype Bros was relatively short-lived, Cardona and his partner Mojo Rawley did have an impressive run in WWE NXT. They faced formidable teams such as Blake & Murphy, The Vaudevillains, American Alpha, and the duo that would later become FTR.

Their success led them to compete against top tag teams on the main roster of "WWE Smackdown." Unfortunately, their momentum was derailed when Cardona suffered an injury during a battle royal that cost them a shot at the tag team titles.

After Zack Ryder's return in June 2017, the Hype Bros had a brief reunion before Rawley shocked the WWE Universe by turning on his partner. Since then, Cardona has not hesitated to mock and criticize Rawley whenever given the opportunity.

At a recent fan appearance in the UK, a fan asked Cardona to sign a WrestleMania program. After obliging, he playfully crossed out Rawley's face, sending a clear message about their fractured relationship. Rawley seems unlikely to join Cardona's Major Bendies line of action figures anytime soon, as their partnership remains a distant memory.

As Cardona continues to make waves in the wrestling world with his current alliances and a successful podcast, the Hype Bros' demise serves as a reminder of the unpredictable nature of tag team partnerships in the highly competitive world of professional wrestling.

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