Zack Ryder



Height: 6'1"

Weight: 220 lbs

Real Name: Matthew Cardona

DOB: 5/14/1985

Hometown: Long Island, New York (OWW lists it as Merrick, New York)

Other Names: Brett Matthews(NYWC), Brett Major(WWE), "The Long Island Iced Z" Zack Ryder(WWE)

Wrestler Since: 2004

Finishing Maneuver: Rough Ryder, Broski Boot, Zack Attack, Heat Stroke, Long Island Express

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #140(2011), #117(2010), #199(2009), #140(2008), #271(2007)

Other Related Websites:
The Rated Rmy - Rollercoaster Bio
Zack Ryder - Cagematch Bio
Zack Ryder - Online World of Wrestling Bio
Zack Ryder - Wikipedia Bio

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (9 - 18)
- DSW Six Flags Park Slam (September 9, '06) = The Major Brothers (Brett & Brian Major) won, via DQ, over Urban Assault.
- DSW Six Flags Park Slam (March 17, '07) = The Major Brothers & Brad Armstrong fell to William Regal, Dave Taylor, & Finlay.
- OVW Summer Sizzler Series '07 (June 1) = The Major Brothers won, via DQ, over the OVW Southern Tag-Team Champions, Hammer & Ox.
- OVW Summer Sizzler Series '07 (June 8) = The Major Brothers lost a "No Disqualification" Match to the OVW Southern Tag-Team Champs, Hammer & Ox.
- OVW Summer Sizzler Series '07 (June 15) = The Major Brothers won the OVW Southern Tag-Team Titles, winning a "Handicap" Match over Hammer, Ox, & Dr. Tomas.
- OVW Summer Sizzler Series '07 (June 22) = The Major Brothers stayed the OVW Southern Tag-Team Champs, beating Hammer & Ox.
- OVW Summer Sizzler Series '07 (June 29) = The Major Brothers lost the OVW Southern Tag-Team Titles, falling to the James Boys.
- OVW Summer Sizzler Series '07 (July 13) = The Major Brothers lost to the OVW Southern Tag-Team Champs, the James Boys.
- OVW Summer Sizzler Series '07 (August 3) = The Major Brothers fell to Hammer & Ox.
- OVW Summer Sizzler Series '07 (August 10) = The Major Brothers won a "Non-Title Fatal Fourway" Match over TJ Dalton & Jamin Olivencia, the Daltons, and Mike Mondo & Nick Nemeth.
- WWE Great American Bash '08 (July 20) = The Rated Rmy (Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins) won the WWE Tag-Team Titles, winning a "Fatal Fourway" Match over John Morrison & the Miz, Finlay & Hornswoggle, and Jesse & Festus.
- WWE Royal Rumble '10 (January 31) = Ryder competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Edge.
- WWE Wrestlemania XXVI (March 28, '10) = In a dark match, Ryder competed in a "Battle Royal", which was won by Yoshi Tatsu.
- WWE Fatal Four Way '10 (June 20) = In a dark match, Ryder took down MVP.
- WWE Summerslam '10 (August 15) = In a dark match, Ryder fell to Evan Bourne.
- WWE Survivor Series '10 (November 21) = In a dark match, Ryder was beaten by R-Truth.
- WWE Royal Rumble '11 (January 30) = Ryder competed in the Royal Rumble match, which was won by Alberto Del Rio.
- WWE WrestleMania XXVII (April 3, '11) = In a dark match, Ryder competed in a "Battle Royal", which was won by The Great Khali.
- WWE Vengeance '11 (October 23) = Ryder lost to the WWE United States Champion, Dolph Ziggler.
- WWE Tables, Ladders, & Chairs '11 (December 18) = Ziggler won the WWE United States Title, beating Dolph Ziggler.
- WWE WrestleMania XXVIII (April 1, '12) = Team Teddy (Ryder, Santino Marella, Booker T, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, & The Great Khali) lost to Team Johnny (David Otunga, Mark Henry, Drew McIntyre, Jack Swagger, Dolph Ziggler, & The Miz). Due to the loss, Teddy Long lost his Smackdown general manager position to John Laurinaitis.
- WWE Over The Limit '12 (May 21) = In a pre-show match, Ryder was pinned by Kane.
- WWE Night of Champions '12 (September 16) = In a pre-show match, Ryder won a "US Title #1 Contenders Battle Royal". Later on in the night, Ryder lost to the WWE United States Champion, Antonio Cesaro.
- WWE Tag-Team Titles #1 Contenders Tournament (September/October '12) = Team CoBro (Ryder & Santino Marella) beat International Airstrike (Justin Gabriel & Tyson Kidd), then lost to the eventual winners, Team Rhodes Scholars.
- WWE Survivor Series '12 (November 18) = In a dark match, Team CoBro fell to 3MB (Jinder Mahal & Heath Slater).
- WWE Royal Rumble '13 (January 27) = Ryder competed in the Royal Rumble Match, which was won by John Cena.

Title Summary:
- NYWC Tag-Team Champion w/ Brian Myers (6/04/2005 - 8/27/2005)
- NYWC Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Brian Myers (1/25/2006 - 3/26/2006)
- DSW Tag-Team Champion w/ Brian Major (10/12/2006 - 11/30/2006)
- DSW Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Brian Major (1/19/2007 - 3/08/2007)
- OVW Southern Tag-Team Champion w/ Brian Major (6/15/2007 - 6/29/2007)
- WWE (Smackdown) Tag-Team Champion w/ Curt Hawkins (7/20/2008 - 9/21/2008)
- WWE United States Heavyweight Champion (12/18/2011 - 1/16/2012)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 0 1st RUs, 0 2nd RUs, 1 3rd RU)
- 2011 Most Improved Wrestler, 3rd Runner-Up