Zack Ryder Talks About His Future In WWE, Not Getting Title Shots, WM29 & More

WWE superstar Zack Ryder was recently interviewed by Anthony Sulla-Heffinger of the New York Post. Here are some highlights of what Ryder said about:

Kids Buying His Merchandise: It’s crazy, it doesn’t even make sense to me. I still have all of the wrestling toys that I had as a little kid and to think about those kids going to Toys ‘R’ Us and buying my action figure, it makes you go ‘what?!’ Sometimes I have to take myself out of the moment and look at my life from the outside and say ‘Woah! This is getting cool.’

The Different In-Ring Style of Saturday Morning Slam: Ryder: Luckily for me, I haven’t really had to change my style up too much. I’m sure for guys like Sheamus and guys who are giving big punches to the head, it really affects them. For me, I just do my own thing and I think that works as an advantage. Some guys have change their styles up and they are out of their element or off their game. For me, I’m the same old Zack Ryder so maybe that’s why I am going to go all the way and become the Saturday Morning Slam GM.

WrestleMania 29 Taking Place Near His Hometown: This year there are a lot of mixed emotions. It’s going to be cool that Wrestlemania is back in New York and New Jersey, I went to Wrestlemania X and XX as a fan and last year I had my first Wrestlemania match so it is cool. At the same time I’m not on the show so it’s not cool and I wish it was somewhere else because all of my friends and family are going to be there and I’m not going to be on it so that part stinks. It’s great that such a huge event is going to be at MetLife Stadium, Rock and John Cena the rematch, it’s going to be historic. Whether Zack Ryder is on the card or not, Wrestlemania is going to be the show of the year and maybe the best one yet.

What The Future Holds for Zack Ryder: I’m not really sure. I ended my YouTube show that I have been doing for two years this past January. I think Zack Ryder, the character, needs a little tweaking, it needs a little adjustment. I wouldn’t say a complete 180 turn but a couple of things here and there. I have to sit down and I have to really figure out what needs to be done to get back on top and make sure I don’t miss next year’s Wrestlemania.

Getting Title Shots In WWE: That’s the ultimate goal so I have to be positive and think that those opportunities are in my future. That’s what keeps me going.

Monday’s RAW (Punk vs. Cena, Lesnar-HHH Brawl): The way it ended, that match was a pay-per-view match right there for free on TV. I was watching in the back with a couple of guys and I was on the edge of my seat, was it going to be Punk or was it going to be Cena, was someone going to run in, would it be a straight finish? We were anxious to see who was going to win. It was a great match, the fans were on their feet the whole time. When Cena won, the place exploded and he deserved the win.

Brad Davis

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

  • kquickstillsucks

    Shut up Ryder *Clap clap clap*

  • deeaaannnoooo


    • weloverocky232

      Imagine him as WWE Champion… Next Bruno Sammartino! lol, that would never happen!

  • Oreial

    you are a boring talentless jobber piece of shit, even someone at a house show called you a jobber, It’s only a matter of time till you’re future endeavored. Then santino, khali and horswoggle need to, they make wrestling look more ‘ fake ‘ than it actually is

  • 7 year old boy

    I wanna repeat the same thing over again but I won’t :)

  • GodsLoyalSon

    He needs a major gimmick change like Gregory Helms back when he dropped the Hurricane gimmick to become a very serious heel. I wouldn’t mind Ryder getting a heel turn with a better finisher because he can do great if given a more serious style of character

    • sheldon

      Im waitin for u to duel me on warcraft

      • GodsLoyalSon

        I dont play World of Warcraft

  • ._.

    What’s with all this Ryder hate? I think he’s a pretty decent worker.

    • Indy Wrestling Sucks

      You’re joking right? He’s a bottom third worker in the company and can’t be in a singles match more than 4-5 minutes. He’s pretty limiting too.

      • ._.

        No, I wasn’t joking. I know he’s not great. But he is good enough. He’s not the same cookie cutter wrestler that you see in every promotion. He’s made something with his character. But your username shows me that you aren’t very open to different kinds of wrestling. So I think I’m done with this conversation.

    • JamieEvsxx

      I dunno, I mean I don’t mind Zack either…yeah maybe he’s not the greatest but I think it’s great how he made a name for himself and actually got people to notice him instead of just sitting there waiting to get fired…and he does have potential (like he could work on his in-ring skills a bit but he’s charismatic and with the WWE being all about entertainment (or what they think is entertainment) these days charisma is a pretty good strength to have)…I think it’s just a matter of WWE knowing what to do with him and maybe Zack slightly changing character and becoming more serious…Idk why everyone hates him really, it’s not like he’s horrendous…=/