WWE jobber to the stars Zack Ryder was interviewed on the Busted Open Satellite Radio Show in the US this week and openly talked about his frustrations with his standing in the company.
For the most part Ryder is upset that he will not be featured on the Wrestlemania 29 PPV card despite it emanating from his backyard making him the hometown hero.
“I got all my friends and family who are going to be there and they are expecting to see Zack Ryder on the show and as of now he is not on it. So that part of it is heartbreaking. It’s still going to be a great show with Rock and Cena. It’s going to be one of the best WrestleManias of all-time.”
Ryder has begun to vent his frustrations both in and out of character on his Twitter account which is ironically the place he first began to push himself forward after growing tired of his lack of TV time. He went on to say 2013 can’t be any worse than 2012 after his once successful YouTube show was cancelled after interference from the WWE office.
“WWE came to me and said, ‘We want to move this to our YouTube channel, I was really hesitant to do it and I should have said no. That was the end of the Z! True Long Island Story in my opinion right there when I made that switch to the WWE YouTube channel at around episode 51. The fans just assumed I sold out, when I was still doing all the work and putting it on their channel and they instantly turned on it. Then WWE was editing it and taking things out, even though they said they weren’t going to touch it. Then it just became a job and not fun. For the most part the last 50 were horrible, but the first 50 changed the business.”
How trashing his employers will get him back on either of the two main TV shows is anybody’s guess and despite support from WWE Legend Stone Cold Steve Austin Ryder is convinced things aren’t going to change after being left off last week’s Social Media Smackdown.
Zack Ryder is a former WWE Tag Team Champion (along with Curt Hawkins) and WWE United States Champion. He was trained by former ECW favourite Mickey Whipwreck and he made his pro wrestling debut for the New York Wrestling Connection in 2004.
You can listen to the full interview by listening to Busted Open airs on Sirius 92, XM 208, and Sports Zone in the USA or for those of us in the UK can listen to repeats online.
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This article was first posted on March 4, 2013