Former WWE star Zack Ryder who is currently working in the Impact Wrestling recently spoke about leaving the All Elite Wrestling. He explained why he left the promotion to join Impact Wrestling.
Zack Ryder started his professional wrestling career back in 2004 on the independent circuit. In only morning time he was hired by WWE for his excellent performance.
Zack Ryder Explains Why He Left AEW
During his first period in WWE, he was mostly known for his time as the famous stable of the time, La Familia led by Edge. His Tag Team partnership with Curt Hawkins was really loved by the fans.
After he started having his singles career, WWE mostly seen him as a jobber. But he started running a channel on the YouTube where he constantly asked fans to request WWE to push him. Fans love this unique idea of him and they started to organise online campaigns where they asked WWE to push him.
Ultimately WWE listened to the fans, and gave him WWE Intercontinental championship at Wrestlemania 32. Even though the push did not last long, as he dropped the title to the Miz the very next night on Monday Night RAW. After he was released by WWE in 2020, he had a small time in the AEW and currently he is signed with the Impact Wrestling.
Zack Ryder who is currently working in the Impact Wrestling recently spoke with Chris Jericho in the Talk is Jericho podcast where he talked about leaving the All Elite Wrestling. He said;
“I loved it. It was super cool. Do I wish it was with people there? Sure, it is what it is. Everyone was super welcoming. It’s something I definitely needed. Sometimes perception is reality.
“When people are like, ‘Oh my God. He got so good. He got in great shape.’ If you want to believe that, sure, but I was in the same shape I was in for years. AEW, it just didn’t work out at the time.
“There’s so many people there, and there just wasn’t anything for me at the time. No hard feelings, not to say I’ll never be there again, because I would love to be.Obviously, there’s no doubt AEW is the place to be. It’s the talk of the wrestling business every single week. Timing is everything, and it wasn’t the right time.”
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