Did Matt Cardona Just Pull Off The Best Wrestling Angle Of The Year?

The former Zack Ryder brought the heat in his Jon Moxley-apeing GCW angle.

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Matt Cardona took part in one of the hottest wrestling angles of the year at Game Changer Wrestling's Zombie Walk on Sunday, attacking GCW Champion Nick Gage in a shocking appearance.

The angle was built from many layers. Gage has been tweeting about the former Zack Ryder a lot lately, challenging the IMPACT Wrestling star to a fight. Meanwhile, the recent Dark Side of the Ring subject has been getting into it with Jon Moxley since April, brawling with Mox to close several GCW shows.

A robbed, hooded figure entered the ring following Gage's match with Jimmy Lloyd at Zombie Walk, imitating Moxley's mannerisms. The crowd popped huge, expecting Moxley, particularly when the invader hit a Paradigm Shift DDT, only for Cardona to pull the swerve.


Watch it for yourself right here:-

It took the live crowd a few seconds to realise it was Cardona, not Mox. When they did, the jeers were on point, with a defiant Cardona firing off at the mouth, flipping the audience the bird, and posing with Gage's GCW Title.


A perfectly conceived piece of pro wrestling theatre, it'll be interesting to see if this angle leads to Cardona eventually stepping into Gage's deathmatch realm.

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