Matt Cardona Reveals He Hasn't Held Talks With AEW Or WWE
Cardona is thriving on the Indies and in IMPACT
Matt Cardona’s release from WWE in 2020 was a surprise, as many assumed the former Zack Ryder was destined to be a WWE lifer. However, despite this, Cardona has revealed he is no hurry to return to the WWE.
Cardona revealed as much to Wrestling Inc.’s Nick Hausman, also stating that he has not had any discussions about joining AEW either:
"There has been no - I mean, I text with Tony Khan,” said Cardona. “I had a text conversation with him a couple of months ago but it was nothing like, 'Oh, come to AEW.' It was nothing like that. It was just very nice about my work and what I've been doing. I've not been talking to WWE. Listen, I love WWE. I love my time there. I'm forever grateful for my time there. The only thing I ever wanted to do was be a WWE Superstar. If it wasn't for WWE I wouldn't have been able to create my podcast and have the time of my life right now. I'm not saying 'never say never,' but I have no intentions of going back anytime in the near future. If they want to bring me to WrestleMania in Dallas to induct me into the Hall of Fame, I'm 100% down. I mean, at the biggest WrestleMania of all time I became the Intercontinental Champion. If they want to induct me into the Hall of Fame for that since we're in Dallas again, I will go, but as for returning, not yet.”
Since leaving WWE, Cardona has settled into IMPACT Wrestling’s roster, and has also had a very successful run on the Indies, most notably becoming the biggest heel in GCW when he usurped Nick Gage for the GCW World Championship. He also had a handful of appearances in AEW, teaming with Cody Rhodes.