Zack Ryder may have been released by WWE in April, but as the only man with a pool in Florida, WWE still needed him for the recent Otis and Mandy Rose segment.
Speaking on the Major Wrestling Figure podcast, Zack Ryder revealed that WWE asked his fiance and current NXT superstar Chelsea Green if they could use his pool for the steamy scene between Mandy and Otis.
"I'm sitting by the pool with Chelsea and she has a weird look on her face, checking her phone, and I'm like, 'Babe, what's up?' She's like, 'Someone from WWE asked me if Otis and Mandy Rose and a camera crew can come here to film a pool scene for SmackDown.' I was shaking in anger. You fired me, but you wanna use my pool?"
Curt Hawkins chimed in, saying, "There are no pools in Florida, everyone knows that. There's only one and you have it."
Ryder went on to say that he was ready to fire off a tweet, but decided against it.
"How many people in Florida have pools? How many people live in Florida, are associated with WWE, under contract and have pools? You should have been flattered, not pissed," said Hawkins after noting that WWE probably saw his pool during an unboxing episode and was "scouting the territory."
Ryder was not flattered.
"I was pissed. They didn't ask me, they asked her! I guess they were taping Raw and SmackDown at the Performance Center. My good friends [John] Morrison and Miz said they were coming over and texted me and said, 'Can I bring Otis?' I thought it was a rib because they knew the story. That pissed me off too. But Otis showed up and it wasn't a rib. I don't know Otis, though I wrestled him, this guy is pure entertainment. I fell in love with this man," said Ryder.
In the end, Ryder revealed that WWE didn't use his pool for his segment as they somehow found someone else in Florida with a pool.
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