Zack Ryder / Matt Cardona - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Zack Ryder / Matt Cardona, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Matthew Brett Cardona was born in Merrick, New York on May 14, 1985, and he is currently 38 years old.

He is currently a Wrestler, working for GCW, MLW and Independent promotions, under the ring name of Matt Cardona.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Matthew Brett Cardona
  • Ring Names
    • Matt Cardona ( April 16, 2020 - Present)
    • Zack Ryder ( December 21, 2007 - April 15, 2020)
    • Brett Major ( March 18, 2007 - December 20, 2007)
    • Brett Matthews ( August 14, 2004 - April 22, 2006)
  • Born May 14, 1985 (age 38)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Merrick, New York
  • Billed From
    • Long Island, New York
  • Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
  • Weight
    • 224 lbs (102 kg)
  • Nicknames The Indy God; The Deathmatch King; Alwayz Ready; The Ultimate Broski; Long Island Iced-Z; The Internet Sensation; The Woo Woo Woo Kid

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( August 14, 2004 - Present)
    • Assistant GM ( July 25, 2011 - December 18, 2011)
  • Companies / Promotions
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion Game Changer WrestlingGCW July 24, 2021 Present
    Promotion Major League WrestlingMLW July 8, 2023 Present
    Promotion INDY April 8, 2021 Present
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA December 4, 2021 February 21, 2023
    Promotion TNA / Impact WrestlingIMPACT January 16, 2021 February 9, 2023
    Promotion All Elite WrestlingAEW July 29, 2020 September 5, 2020
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand Raw October 16, 2019 April 15, 2020
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWE October 14, 2019 October 15, 2019
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand Raw April 16, 2018 October 13, 2019
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand SmackDown July 19, 2016 April 15, 2018
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWE August 29, 2011 July 18, 2016
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand Raw February 17, 2010 August 28, 2011
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand ECW April 15, 2009 February 16, 2010
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand SmackDown June 17, 2007 April 14, 2009
    Promotion Ohio Valley WrestlingOVW May 9, 2007 November 7, 2007
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand ECW March 18, 2007 June 16, 2007
    Promotion Deep South WrestlingDSW April 6, 2006 April 12, 2007
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Heel February 3, 2022 Present
    Face April 15, 2009 February 2, 2022
    Heel December 21, 2007 April 14, 2009
    Face August 14, 2004 December 20, 2007
  • Images
    Jul 2020
    Jul 2020
    Apr 2016
    Apr 2016
    Mar 2015
    Mar 2015
    Apr 2014
    Apr 2014
    Jan 2013
    Jan 2013
    May 2009
    May 2009
    Dec 2007
    Dec 2007
    Feb 2006
    Feb 2006

  • Finishers
    • Rough Ryder / Radio Silence - Jumping Leg Lariat ( February 17, 2010 - Present)
    • Elbro Drop - Diving Elbow Drop ( July 19, 2016 - Present)
    • Zack Attack - Inverted Overdrive ( April 15, 2009 - February 17, 2010)
    • Lifting Inverted DDT ( August 14, 2004 - September 26, 2008)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "When the Lights Go Down" by Downstait - Single ( July 29, 2020 - Present)
    • Theme Song "Radio" by Downstait & Jim Johnston - Single ( July 4, 2016 - July 27, 2020)
    • Theme Song "Still Major" by def rebel - with Curt Hawkins - Team ( April 29, 2019 - April 15, 2020)
    • Theme Song "Stay Hype, Bro" by CFO$ - with Mojo Rawley - Team ( August 19, 2015 - November 28, 2017)
    • Theme Song "Radio" by Watt White and Jim Johnston - Single ( April 15, 2009 - July 4, 2016)
    • Theme Song "In the Middle of it Now" by Disciple - with Curt Hawkins - Team ( December 21, 2007 - April 15, 2009)
    • Theme Song "Gasoline Upcharge" by Chris Weerts & Daniel Holter - with Brian Major - Team ( May 1, 2007 - December 20, 2007)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Titles Won

    World Wrestling Entertainment

    • 1 WWE Intercontinental Championship
    • 1 WWE United States Championship
    • 2 WWE/WWE Raw Tag Team championship (with Curt Hawkins)

    Impact Wrestling

    • 1 Impact Digital Media Championship

    National Wrestling Alliance

    • 1 NWA World Heavyweight Championship

    Game Changer Wrestling

    • 1 GCW World Championship

    Absolute Intense Wrestling

    • 2 AIW Absolute Championship
    • 1 AIW Intense Championship

    All Star Wrestling

    • 1 ASW Heavyweight Championship

    Chris Jericho's Rock 'N' Wrestling Rager at Sea

    • 1 Jericho Cruise Oceanic Championship

    DDT Pro Wrestling

    • 1 DDT Universal Championship

    Deep South Wrestling

    • 2 DSW Tag team championship (with Brian Majors)

    House Of Glory

    • 1 HOG Heavyweight Championship

    New York Wrestling Connection

    • 1 NYWC Heavyweight Championship
    • 2 NYWC Tag Team Championship (with Brian Myers)

    Ohio Valley Wrestling

    • 1 OVW Southern Tag Team Championship (with Brian Major)

    Premier Wrestling Federation - New Jersey

    • 1 PWF New Jersey Tag Team Championship (with Brian Myers)

    Squared Circle Expo

    • 1 SCX Championship

    The Wrestling Showcase

    • 1 Wrestling Showcase Championship

    World Series Wrestling

    • 1 WSW World Heavyweight Championship

    Other titles

    • 2 Internet Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • 1 ECW World Television Championship (GCW - unrecognized)
    • Jericho Cruise Oceanic Title Tournament Winner (2023)
    • Wrestling Showcase Title Tournament Winner (2022)
    • WWE Slammy Award - Most Annoying Catchphrase (2010 - "Woo Woo Woo You Know It")
    • WWE Slammy Award - #Trending Superstar of the Year (2011)
    • WWE Slammy Award - Superstar Transformation of the Year (2011)
    • WWE Slammy Award - YouTube Show of the Year (2012 - "Z! True Long Island Story")
    • PWI Indie Wrestler of the Year (2022, 2023)
    • 13° in PWI 500 (2022)
    • Fightful Select Male Independent Wrestler of the Year (2022)

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