Nick Gage Respects Matt Cardona & Brian Myers For Grinding In WWE
“He climbed the ladder and won the Intercontinental Title in front of 100,000 people. How awesome was that?”
Matt Cardona shocked the wrestling world earlier this month when he attacked Nick Gage at GCW Zombie Walk, declaring that he’s ‘always ready’ for whatever opportunities come his way.
While most would think Gage hated everything about the former WWE star due to their differing philosophies and styles of wrestling, the opposite is in fact true, with Gage telling The NotSam Wrestling Podcast:
"Before he did all that clown s*** and I was messing with him on Twitter, I had mad respect for that guy. We're talking about a guy who had been in WWE for over a decade. Him and Brian Myers, I just respect them. I'm a wrestler at heart and I respect them grinding all those years at that place and they would never give him a shot. He climbed the ladder and won the Intercontinental Title in front of 100,000 people. How awesome was that? Now, he's going to get in the ring with me, there will be glass surrounding him, and we're gonna go. He steps into my world and he knows what it is. It's violence, blood, gory, and I'm going to cut him and he'll feel that burn. All the stuff we use in GCW is real. We don't use fake glass or snip the barbed wire,"
Cardona and Gage had been verbally sparring on Twitter for a while, and most assumed former WWE Intercontinental Champion Cardona (fka Zack Ryder) would never actually get into a ring with deathmatch icon Gage, but the two are set to wrestle at GCW Homecoming on the weekend of July 24 and 25 2021.