Former WWE Superstar Matt Cardona has claimed that NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Trevor Murdoch treated “like sh*t” during their time with WWE.
Following his departure from WWE in April 2020, Matt Cardona has been a man on a mission. The former Zack Ryder, has appeared in AEW, IMPACT Wrestling and become something of a fixture in GCW, even winning the promotion’s World Championship in a death match against Nick Gage.
Cardona also has his eyes on another very shiny prize, the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship. The former WWE Superstar made his NWA debut in shocking style at Hard Times 2 in December where he attacked current champion Trevor Murdoch.
To add another layer of intrigue, Murdoch and Cardona previously crossed paths during their time in WWE. Not that Cardona remembers that period particularly fondly.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Cardona first took aim at Murdoch over his lack of following on social media.
“They need a face of the company like me. Trevor Murdoch, no offense, he’s not even verified on social media. How do you have a world champion not even verified? It’s an embarrassment. I think he has 10,000 followers. That’s horrible! My dog has 10,000 followers,”
Continuing on, the former Intercontinental Champion said that Murdoch “treated him like sh*t” while in WWE.
“Trevor Murdoch is a guy who, when I first got to WWE, treated me like shit. He was one of the boys and I was a rookie. Legit. Legit. He was one of the ‘cool guys.’ Cade and Murdoch didn’t like having to work the Major Brothers on dark matches. Didn’t like that. Now, all these years later, my success has been my reverence.
I’m happy for Trevor now. His son gets to see him wrestle, that’s great. This story is over for him. He got his title. He has the picture in the Harley gear with the title. That’s great. We need a real champion in NWA. Someone who is going to bring some credibility, some buzz, some attention. He’s not even fucking verified.”
Matt Cardona was most recently in action at The Wrld On GCW were he defeated Joey Janela. His most recent appearance with the NWA was on January 11th, where he teamed with Mike Knox to overcome Strictly Business and Tim Storm and Trevor Murdoch in a three way tag team match.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.