Matt Cardona makes shock AEW debut on ‘Dynamite’

Matt Cardona has landed on his ft inside one other promotion’s squared circle.

The wrestler previously often known as Zack Ryder burst onto the set of “AEW Dynamite” on Wednesday evening, working in and cleansing home whereas Cody Rhodes was getting roughed up. 

Cardona, wrestling underneath his given title, was final seen in WWE, the place he earned tag workforce, U.S. and intercontinental belts. He was one among about 20 performers cut from the WWE roster in April, with a 90-day no-compete clause.

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Rhodes initially sounded hesitant to add his friend, however this week he was teasing signing not solely Cardona but additionally Rusev, one other Celebrity jettisoned within the WWE cutdown.

“They’ve actually drawn cash. They’ve TV expertise. They’ve high-profile expertise. They’ve locker room expertise. The professionals closely outweigh the cons,” Rhodes told ESPN in a Q&A.

“These are two nice free brokers. I am not going to go as far to say that if I needed to signal anyone, these can be the 2 that I’d signal. However I feel they’re nice free brokers. I feel if they’ve the fervour for professional wrestling, they’ll proceed to succeed.”

Rhodes stated that he was weighing including a “sizzling free agent” towards pushing apart an current performer, however he additionally favored the thought of accelerating competitors.

“The very best wrestlers, irrespective of the place they got here from, you are going to need in your present,” he advised ESPN.

Viewers will get one other have a look at Cardona subsequent week when he and Rhodes tackle Darkish Order in tag-team motion: