Zack Ryder pro
Matthew Brett Cardona
BornMay 14, 1985
FromMerrick, New York, United States

Professional wrestling career

Ring NameZack Ryder
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight224 lb (102 kg)
BilledLong Island, New York

Matthew Brett Cardona (May 14, 1985), better known by his ring name Zack Ryder, a American professional wrestler who performed in WWE.

After joining WWE in 2007, he has since become a one-time Intercontinental Champion, a one-time United States Champion, and a one-time Tag Team Champion.

Cardona began working in the professional wrestling industry in 2004, mainly as a tag team with Curt Hawkins on the independent circuit and then eventually in WWE, where they won WWE's tag team championship. After the team split in 2009, Cardona made appearances on ECW. After ECW ended in 2010, he was featured sparingly on WWE television. In 2011, he started publishing a YouTube web series called Z! True Long Island Story where he proclaimed himself WWE's "Internet Champion", though this championship was not sanctioned by WWE. This, and his use of social networking websites, helped him in establishing a fan following and a bigger television role with WWE as a result.

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