Former WWE Superstar Zack Ryder (real name: Matthew Brett Cardona), who is now referred to as Matt Cardona, recently spoke with Inside the Ropes on a number of topics, including how he would love to become a bad guy in AEW, which would then make fans hate him, his YouTube show and more.
Below are the highlights:
On how he would love to become a bad guy in AEW, which would then make fans hate him:
“I would love to be the bad guy because I think, there’s definitely that audience that doesn’t want me in AEW and that’s fine. Listen, you’re not gonna please everybody. I’m not about proving doubters wrong. I want to prove my supporters right, that’s what I’m always about. But if I had to flip the switch and be a bad guy, I’m telling you, you would hate me.”
On his YouTube show becoming more popular and how WWE COO Triple H reacted when he used a WrestleMania footage:
“I believe it was episode seven, around WrestleMania that year, where someone went to the WrestleMania press conference and he asked John Cena, The Miz who’s the WWE Champion and Triple H why I wasn’t on TV and he sent me all their responses and I just put ‘em on my show because I thought it was so great that at the WrestleMania press conference or the red carpet, wherever it was, that someone was asking about me and the responses were great, I put it on the show and I remember the next week, Stephanie McMahon came up to me, she said, ‘Oh I saw your YouTube show this week.’ Something like that and I said, ‘Oh thank you’ and she said, ‘I didn’t say I liked it’ and I was like, ‘Oh…’ So I don’t know if she was just joking with me, I’m not sure. But, I was like, ‘Okay, well people know what it is.”
You can check out Matt Cardona’s comments in the video below: