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Matt Cardona Reveals He Once Emailed Edge With A Storyline

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Matt Cardona has detailed how, exactly, he and Brian Myers came to be aligned with Edge on WWE programming.

The current NWA Worlds Heavyweight and IMPACT Digital Media Champion, who wrestled as Zack Ryder under the WWE banner, served as an “Edgehead” alongside Myers, who was Curt Hawkins in WWE, in an alliance that began at the 2007 Armageddon pay-per-view. There, the former Major Brothers had interfered in Edge’s World Heavyweight Championship defence against Batista.

During his appearance at the Headlocked Comics panel from C2E2 panel in 2021, Matt Cardona detailed how this trio came to be, revealing that it was initially his and Myers’ idea (h/t Wrestling Inc.):

“The problem was Adam was out with an injury, and we didn’t know him. We debuted and he was still out, so we had to ask for his email address and then email him. Because we needed his approval, and he was super cool. He could have said, ‘f**king no,’ because we were nobodys, he didn’t need us because he was already a top guy.

But if he didn’t take a chance on us, we were doing the Major Brothers thing, we would probably have gotten fired in six months because we were doing nothing. Sitting in catering every day and then Edge took us under his wing, and the next day we were going on this six-month run beating up The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels or Batista. But if he didn’t say yes, it wouldn’t have happened.”

The alliance between Edge, Ryder, and Hawkins began to disintegrate by 2008’s SummerSlam pay-per-view, by which point the now-Matt Cardona and Brian Myers had captured the WWE Tag Team Championships. Regardless, the duo was pivotal throughout early-2008 SmackDown, and are perhaps best remembered in this role for assisting Edge in his WrestleMania XXIV main event vs. The Undertaker.

Following the special 900th episode of SmackDown in November 2016, WWE posted a brief backstage clip of Edge reuniting with the Edgeheads:

Released by WWE in April 2020, Matt Cardona has also since detailed something he learned too late in his WWE career, noting that if you want something done, you can’t rely on the writers:

“I learned, and I learned it a little too late in my career, f**k these writers. If you want something done, you’ve got to go to Vince. Because a lot of these writers are too afraid to pitch an idea to Vince. So, I would just go and talk to Vince, and if he said no, at least I know the answer is no.”

Matt Cardona is due to defend his IMPACT Digital Media Championship against former champion Jordynne Grace at their No Surrender event tomorrow evening (Saturday, 19 February).