Update On Zack Ryder’s Show Ending, NXT Show Cancelled, Dreamer At WWE HQ & More

– Zack Ryder’s “Z! True Long Island Story” YouTube show may be coming to an end. During this week’s Episode #99, Ryder teased at the end that he’s going to have to kill the show before WWE gets a chance to do it first. That video was quickly taken down by WWE – and an edited version was then re-posted, without the final segment of Ryder teasing his show’s demise.

– Tommy Dreamer was at WWE headquarters in Stamford, CT on Thursday.

– The NXT house show in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on February 2nd, 2013 has been canceled.

– Here’s the latest installment of Santino’s Foreign Exchange:

“Santino’s Foreign Exchange” made it into the new year! Follow The Milan Miracle as he rings in 2013 as only Santino can. Which Superstar has the most outlandish New Year’s resolution of them all?”

Brad Davis

Brad Davis is the editor of SEScoops.com and MMANews.com. He's been hooked on pro wrestling since 1989 and has attended 8 WrestleManias

  • pwnez

    I don’t see Ryder lasting much longer in WWE. I think he’s gonna get released sometime in 2013.

    • Darth

      It sounds like he wants to be released with the way he’s been acting lately, i.e. his tweets, now this. I can’t say I’d miss him.

    • Jayfur

      Why the hell would he want to be released? You guys kill me. Where else would he be seen by over 3 million people every week, build his brand, and get paid to do all of that. Where the hell is he going to go? Listen as long as your on TV in the WWE your gonna get released nor do you want to be released. Sometimes doing/saying things against the grain gets you exposure and in this business ANY exposure is good exposure.

      • Darth

        Being on TV and getting exposure isn’t everything if all you’re ever used for is jobbing..

        • Jayfur

          Yes it is, when your on TV your getting paid. Some just beg to be a lumberjack.

          • http://www.facebook.com/tomwing77 Thomas Wing

            They have guarentted contracts. They get paid regardless

      • pwnez

        Why? Oh, I dunno, maybe because he’s been complaining about how WWE dropped the ball with him in 2012. Ryder also disliked how he was told that he wasn’t needed at the TLC PPV by WWE. Their is plenty of reasons as to why Ryder would ask to be released.

        Nor do you want to be released? Tyler Reks asked to be released and so did Chavo Guerrero. I believe a few divas have also asked to be let go. To answer your other question, where would Ryder go? Simple, TNA. You know they would be all over him especially with Robbie E practically having the same gimmick. Face it, some guys just dislike how they are used. JTG is one of them.

        • Jayfur

          Chavo Reks and any other diva were not on RAW or Smackdown Tv just used for house shows. You can understand why, especially chavo since he knew he only had a few years left in him. U are seriously telling me that being exposed to 200K people compared to over 3 million a week is really better for his career. I dont think you all understand the business. WWE wanted to make a point with Ryder, his in ring skills are not the best. Trust me, he doesnt want to go anywhere nor does the E want him to leave.

          • tiran66

            WWE could care less if Ryder left. When was the last time he had a Raw or Smackdown match? Better question, when was the last time this guy won a match? The only reason Ryder hasn’t been released already is because he still sells enough merch to justify his contract.

          • kdog

            I agree that WWE couldn’t care less if he left. However, if there is no more Zack Ryder merch, the kiddies’ parents will buy some other superstar’s stuff instead

        • Cujo999

          So, Ryder would hypothetically go to TNA and fight for TV time, of which TNA only has 3 hours of a week, and get paid a whole lot less? On top of all that, why would TNA want his current character, anyways? Robbie E is a better in-ring worker than Ryder, which is why he gets booked on TV as a jobber, and Jesse sadly has more name recognition from his time on the Jersey Shore. If TNA can’t figure out what to do with Ken Anderson, then what makes you think they can skyrocket Ryder?
          Ryder’s Youtube was a good way to start to get himself over, but at the end of the day, he simply doesn’t deliver. He’s had pushes and a US title run, but he’s dropped the ball every time they given him a push.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1316270372 Brent Genito

        Because some wrestlers aren’t content just sitting back, being misused and collecting a paycheck simply because they’re on the payroll. Ryder wants more for himself, and I don’t blame him. In the beginning of 2012, when he had pretty much every single WWE fan behind him, he could have been a HUGE star with the right push. Now, some people will argue that it was Zack’s own fault that his push was ended, and the guy does have to take some credit, but a lot of that has to be given to WWE for not really knowing how to place him on the card. Despite everything, Ryder still has a huge following, and if he feels he should be given a chance, and the WWE machine doesn’t feel that he’s “star material”, then I don’t blame him one iota if he wants his release, despite how many viewers see him, or how big his paycheck is.

        • Jayfur

          No they would rather preform in front of 150 people a night in a different high school gyms. Please. Unless you have been in it for a while, hopefully saved up enough, strong enough name to make money off of appearances then nobody is going anywhere.

        • tiran66

          The truth of the matter is that Ryder really isn’t that good of a wrestler. He’s creative yes but his in ring skills are lacking. His current character only works as an underdog, that’s the reason his push stopped. He won the US belt and 95% of his fans stopped caring. Santino has the same problem, fans only care when he’s the underdog. The thing about Santino is that the guy is genuinely entertaining, while Ryder is not. Which is why you can count on seeing Santino at least once a week and Ryder is just used as filler. The best thing Ryder could do for himself is get his release, go to TNA or the indies, learn how to wrestle and change his character, then come back. Even if he did all that though I just don’t see this guy getting any higher then mid-undercard status.

          • http://www.facebook.com/tomwing77 Thomas Wing

            A underdog babyface has a whole lot more shelf life than a monster babyface.

        • ItsProgressNow

          lol you might wanna change your surname because everytime we see it, we see “genitals” instead

          • Kris Mystery

            Yeah…if you don’t know how to read.

      • kdog

        Who said anything about him “wanting” to be released?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Peer-Pressure/100000691268185 Peer Pressure

      TNA would try to scoop him up right away. LOL!

      • Darth

        Oh God, not another bro off….

    • wwetnadudez

      True, I think it was a matter of he got a lot of fame earlier in the year and was loving it and now he’s back to where he was before it all, hopefully if he is released he doesn’t set his eyes on TNA.

  • Bro88

    I won’t be surprised if the WWE releases Ryder this year or if he asks for his release. He has done nothing for months and the only thing he has had going for him recently is his youtube show and merch sales. He’ll be lucky to last a month past WM


    I have nothing against Zack, but I feel bad for this dude. Zack WHO?! Watch this dude get released after WM, and then probably show up in that third rate circus arena down south. And Mike Tenay will probably hype him up big too, as Ryder for a brief moment in time actually had some notoriety. They should drop this silly gimmick and pair him up with Curt Hawkins again. At least he might matter there since WWE and HHH have been improving the tag team division, making it relevant again..

  • Just FYI

    I never watched one single episode of “Z! True Long Island Story”. And I’m proud of it. Always thought it to be fluff and straight up hot garbage. And from the poor reception Zack Ryder has been getting as of late, it looks like I was right!

  • TheUndertakerFan

    Hes awesome hope they dont release him

  • http://twitter.com/TheErikSays Doug Funnie

    They won’t let Ryder be great.

  • Duckula

    hes not going any further as a face.. if he turned heel.. he could blast people on his show, issues challenges, could take bad to and insult others via social media and he could pull some upsets using unexpected backup. whats to stop him from from bringing in others who have outspokenly stood against his enemys? that could lead to fun places, even taking antonio cesaro on and have someone else get imvolved and he could pull off a win, then give his title over to someone like randy orton after at match issued by zack ryder being arrogent, then a randy orton vs antonio cesaro fued would be awesome.. then with bad boy zack at his side randy orton could push him over as a headliner, perhaps a fued with the miz being a face and zack as a heel.. how world turned upside down would that be?

    • Duckula

      also.. ryback vs cesaro should be the next poersuit. im sick of ryback vs cm punk. not enough chemestry

  • MrBroski

    Or Just maybe there is some behind the scenes legal action with Zack Ryder ripping off Broski (My New Haircut) under trademark infringement and slowly they are fading him out because he isn’t a talented wrestler.