Matt Cardona discusses probably returning to WWE.
Cardona beforehand labored for WWE for a few years; he signed a developmental deal in 2006 and moved to the principle roster in 2007. Throughout his WWE run as Zack Ryder, he gained the Intercontinental Championship, the US Championship, and the Tag Group Championship. WWE launched Cardona in a wave of cuts in April 2020.
Since then, he has reinvented himself and loved loads of success elsewhere within the wrestling world. Cardona has gained the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship, and the GCW World Championship. He has additionally labored with AEW and IMPACT Wrestling at completely different factors.
In an interview with Justin Dhillon of The Wrestling Traditional, Cardona was requested whether or not he can be open to returning to WWE. He made it clear that he doesn’t strategy his profession now with the mindset of actively attempting to get again to WWE or AEW. Nonetheless, he famous that he can be mendacity if he stated he by no means wished to compete at WrestleMania once more or see his motion determine at Walmart.
“After I acquired fired from WWE, even now, what’s the date? It’s Wednesday, March 22, as we document this. Even at this time, I don’t do what I do with the mindset of, ‘Oh, what can I do to get again to WWE?’ Or ‘What can I do to have AEW discover me?’ No, that’s not what I’m attempting to do,” Cardona stated. “However I’d be mendacity if I stated I by no means wished to wrestle at Madison Sq. Backyard once more, or I by no means wished to have a WrestleMania second once more, or I by no means wished to stroll into Walmart and see my f—— Mattel Elite on the shelf. In fact I do. However I’m gonna discover my path again there.”
Chelsea Inexperienced, Cardona’s spouse, returned to WWE at WWE Royal Rumble 2023, and Matt famous that her determination to return to WWE wasn’t even a dialogue, given the way in which her earlier run with the corporate went. Inexperienced was launched in April 2021 a couple of months after she broke her wrist the evening of her SmackDown debut. Cardona emphasised that he’s happy with her success, and whereas it’s not his time but, he would have a dialog if he acquired a name.
“Chelsea Inexperienced’s again there now, and when she acquired that provide, it wasn’t even a dialogue,” Cardona stated. “She’s an important a part of my act on the indies [but] she had to return. She didn’t have a cup of espresso there. She had the little Keurig pod, put into the machine, you didn’t press brew. She had to return, and he or she’s completely killing it now. I’m so happy with her, to see her on Monday Evening RAW. They carry her to SmackDown. Possibly she’ll have a WrestleMania match. I’m so, so happy with her. Nevertheless it’s not my time to return but. Now, if a 203 quantity known as me proper now, after all I’d have a dialogue. In fact I’d have a dialog. Anybody who says in any other case is f—— mendacity.”
Cardona then it clear that Zack Ryder is “lifeless”, and it was him to him, his WWE return must be as Matt Cardona.
“Zack Ryder is lifeless,” Cardona stated. “He’s lifeless. I’m so grateful, without end grateful for my time at WWE, and if I by no means return, I’m happy with what I completed there as Zack Ryder, the moments I had there. The highs, the lows, I wouldn’t change something. However he’s lifeless. That’s it. Matt Cardona is greater than Zack Ryder. If I had been to return, pay attention, I don’t assume it’s my selection both means. But when it had been, it must be as Matt Cardona.”
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