By October they won the DSW Tag Team Championship from The Untouchables (Dice Domino and Deuce Shade) and held them until the end of November, losing them to Urban Assault (Eric Pérez and Sonny Siaki).After the titles were vacated in the following year, they became two-time champions defeating the new team of Siaki and Afa Jr (The Samoan Swat Team) and The Blue Bloods (William Regal and Dave Taylor).
He participated in an untelevised 26-man battle royal at Wrestle Mania XXVI, being the last person eliminated by the winner Yoshi Tatsu.Between April and June, Ryder appeared during Raw more often, often in backstage segments with John Cena.At Survivor Series later in November, with Ryder not wrestling on the card, there were multiple "We Want Ryder" chants, including during the U. title match and during The Rock's show-closing speech. This second chance was a no disqualification match against then World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry, which Ryder won with interference from Cena, 2012 turned out to be less of a success for Ryder than 2011.Or download a printable PDF to share around the office.Matthew Brett Cardona (born May 14, 1985) is an American professional wrestler who is currently signed to WWE under the ring name Zack Ryder. After joining WWE in 2007, he has since become a one-time Intercontinental Champion, a one-time United States Champion, and a one-time Tag Team Champion.Mendes was drafted to Smack Down as part of the 2010 Supplemental Draft without Ryder, so Ryder sought a new valet, trying to impress Alicia Fox and Gail Kim while they watched his matches at ringside.
During a match with Evan Bourne on the May 10 episode of Raw, Fox attempted to interfere on Ryder's behalf but was stopped by Kim, leading to Bourne winning the match.
He now sported short hair, tanned skin, sunglasses, a headband, half-trunks/half-tights, displaying something of an arrogant Long Island guido character and more frequent uses of catchphrases "woo woo woo" and "you know it", that he had used sparingly in the tag team."It was way before The Jersey Shore. So I just took my real personality, turned the volume way up, cut the hair, went to all the clubs on Long Island, like GLO, and fist pumped with all my broskies until I finally found who I really was, and portrayed it to the world, throwing up the 'LI' hand signal".
I was with Curt Hawkins as the Edge Heads—a long haired blonde kid. When the ECW brand came to his end in February 2010, Ryder and Mendes moved to the Raw brand, making his debut on the February 25 episode of Superstars, defeating Primo.
Cardona began working in the professional wrestling industry in 2004, mainly as a tag team with Brian Myers/Curt Hawkins on the independent circuit and then eventually in WWE, where they won WWE's tag team championship.
After the team split in 2009, Cardona made appearances on ECW.
True Long Island Story where he proclaimed himself WWE's "Internet Champion", though this championship was not sanctioned by WWE.