Former Intercontinental Champion Teases WWE Return

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As the old saying goes, “never say never in WWE”. Many people have come and gone over the decades, and some have returned to the company even after long periods away or after acrimonious departures.

But stranger things have happened in and around that company.

No one expected Vince McMahon to retire for several months and then come back. No one ever expected the company to form an alliance with UFC under a new parent company, and end decades of McMahon management. And no one expected CM Punk to appear backstage in the company and appear cordial with people with which he allegedly had longstanding issues.

With that in mind, one more wrestler is putting his name in the “possible return” hat: Matt Cardona, a.k.a. Zack Ryder.

“I’d be lying if I didn’t want to come back to WWE” – Matt Cardona

Cardona appeared on Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw and discussed, among other things, how he feels about WWE, especially as it compares to what he has accomplished on the independent circuit.

“I’ve been doing the independents for two or three years. Of course I’d be lying if I said I don’t want to be on WrestleMania. Of course I want to have a WrestleMania moment and wrestle at Madison Square Garden.

Of course I would love to go back home to WWE someday, but because of social media and being able to basically advertise for free, everybody knows what I’m doing, you know, I’m making money.

I hate saying this, but it’s true. I made more money last year as an independent pro wrestler than I ever made in WWE. Now that’s because I’ve been busting my fu**ing ass and I’m on this on this phone constantly and putting out new stuff constantly, whether it be my podcasts or videos or clipping out stuff I did on the independents.”

h/t for the transcription