Matt Cardona (fka. Zack Ryder) recently debuted in AEW and has enjoyed a decent booking so far with the company.
Cardona spent a great deal of time in WWE, where he won the Tag Team Championships, IC title, and the US title.
Cardona had a partnership with Mojo Rawley for a great amount of time, and the duo worked in NXT and on the main-roster together as The Hype Bros.
Although both had good chemistry, Cardona said he never liked working with Rawley as a tag-team.
“I text him every once and a while. I love Mojo personally, I hated working with him professionally. When we first started working together as the Hype Bros in NXT I didn’t know anything about Mojo and he didn’t know anything about me, but it was Triple H I believe it was his idea to put us together. It was Triple H’s idea and this was an opportunity for me I was like, ‘okay, let’s do it. Let’s make this work however we can.’”
Cardona had several tag-team partners over the years including Rawley, Curt Hawkins, and Santino Marella.
Cardona was often at the receiving end of trash booking from the company, but he went along with it for several years.