The wrestling world was sent into a frenzy when news broke that the former four-time WWE champion, Matt Cardona, was expressing his desire to make a comeback to the Stamford-based company after a hiatus of almost 1192 days.
Matt Cardona, previously known as Zack Ryder, bid farewell to World Wrestling Entertainment on April 15, 2020, when the company decided to release the 38-year-old star as part of budget cuts, bringing an end to his impressive 15-year tenure.
During his time with WWE, Zack Ryder held various prestigious titles, including the United States Champion, Intercontinental Champion, and a two-time RAW Tag Team Champion alongside Curt Hawkins. Speculation about a potential return was sparked when Cardona made an appearance at RAW to show support for his wife, Chelsea Green.
A backstage photo of the couple together quickly went viral, igniting rumors of Matt Cardona's potential WWE comeback.
Cardona's WWE Return Ambitions
Adding fuel to the fire, both Chelsea Green and Cardona were invited as guests on the renowned Busted Open Radio show.
During the interview, Zack Ryder openly discussed his aspirations, revealing that his ultimate dream was not merely to be a big fish in a small pond but to reclaim his status as a WWE Superstar and be an integral part of the company once again.
The excitement escalated when Matt Cardona took to Twitter to tease his return to WWE, sending wrestling fans into a frenzy of anticipation. Fans expressed their enthusiasm and shared their heartfelt reactions to the possibility of the "Indy God" returning to the grand stage of professional wrestling.
One passionate fan remarked that if Zack Ryder were to make his way back to World Wrestling Entertainment, the reception from the audience would undoubtedly be thunderous and euphoric. In a revealing interview, the former United States Champion disclosed a previously unknown chapter in his WWE journey, recounting that he and fellow wrestler Cody Rhodes had a rocky relationship during their initial stint together.
However, over time, the two men grew close and eventually became great friends, bonding over their mutual love for theme parks. While Cody Rhodes made a surprise and monumental return to WWE at WrestleMania last year, fans are now eagerly waiting to see if Matt Cardona will follow suit and make his long-awaited comeback on the grandest stage of them all.
As the wrestling universe holds its breath, only time will tell if Matt Cardona's wish to return to WWE becomes a reality, setting the stage for a legendary and unforgettable moment in professional wrestling history.