Matthew Brett Cardona (born May 14, 1985), better known by his ring name Zack Ryder, is an American professional wrestler and singer, formally signed to WWE. Cardona wrestled mostly with his tag team partner Brian Myers/Curt Hawkins on the independent circuit and initially in WWE, where they won the WWE Tag Team Championship. After the team split in 2009, Cardona was featured sparingly on WWE television. In 2011, Cardona began using various social networking websites in order to establish a niche fan following, helping him elevate his status in WWE while also capturing the United States Championship. Hoeski, his first music single, peaked on No. 92 at the iTunes Pop Music chart in February 2013.

Ryder was placed into the WWE WrestleMania 32 7 man ladder match, also featuring Kevin Owens (C), Dolph Ziggler, Sami Zayn, Stardust, and Sin Cara. On the next episode of WWE SmackDown, Ryder cleared the ring of competitors and proclaimed he would win the title match which he did.

On July 29, 2020, Cardona made his debut on AEW Dynamite helping out Cody from an attack by John Silver and Alex Reynolds of The Dark Order.

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