American professional wrestler Matthew Joseph Cardona Jr. is signed to WWE under Raw Brand and popularly known by his ring name Zack Ryder. He was signed to WWE in the year 2007 and had appeared in eight WWE video games.
He was influenced to become a wrestler at a very young age and pursued his passion. During his high school, he also had suffered from cancer in his foot which reached to his lungs. His battle with cancer is what inspired him to become a professional wrestler.
Full Name: Matthew Joseph Cardona Jr.
Ring Name: The Woo Woo Woo Kid, The Internet Sensation, Long Island Ice-Z, The Ultimate Broski, Matthew Brett Cardona
Profession: Professional Wrestler
Zach Ryder Theme song: Here to show the world
WWE Debut: SmackDown (Main Roster): June 2007 (as member of the team- La Familia)
Zack Ryder TV Show: 2009 (Deal or no deal)
Zack Ryder Movie: 2015(Me Him Her)
Finishing Move: Elbro Drop, Rough Ryder
Trainer: Florida Championship Wrestling, Lance Storm, Ohio Valley Wrestling, Steve Keirn, Tom Prichard
Ranked #70 among Pro Wrestling Illustrated's (PWI) top 500 singles wrestlers in 2012
1-time WWE Tag Team Champion
1-time WWE United States Champion
1-time WWE Intercontinental Champion
3-time Slammy Awards
Most Annoying Catchphrase (2010)
Superstar Transformation of the Year (2011)
Trending Superstar of the Year (2011)
Date of Birth: 14 May 1985
Age (As of March 2020): 34 years 10 months
Birth Place: Merrick, New York, United States
Address: Merrick, New York, United States
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Lesser Known Facts
Zack Ryder is also a Youtube personality and owned a show in 2011 called ‘Z! True Long Island Story' It featured short comments by Ryder himself from wrestling to pop culture.
He was also named as one of the most influential Twitter users in sports in the year 2011.
He had also released a music video- ‘Hoeski' with 1,00, 000 views in 2013.
After recovering from his knee injury, Ryder made a comeback in 2017 with another Youtube series called ‘Z! True Comeback Story’.
Zack Ryder Girlfriend:
Laurel Van Ness alias Chelsea Green (Wrestler) Tenille Averil Dashwood alias Emma, Wrestler (ex-girlfriend)
Marital Status: Unmarried
Height: 188 cm (6’ 2″)
Weight: 102 kg
Eye Color: Light Brown
Hair Color: Brown
$350,000 (annual) + bonus from merchandise sale
Wrestler: Dolph Ziggler, Mark Henry, John Cena
Hobbies: Collecting Toys, Playing video games
Movie: Star Wars, Rocky (1976), The Monster Squad (1987), Ghostbusters (1984)