Zack Ryder was released by WWE on Wednesday after nearly 15 years with the company. Ryder signed in 2006 and went on become WWE Intercontinental Champion, United States Champion, and a two-time Raw Tag Team Champion.
Ryder also made a name for himself off WWE television with his internet show and wrestling figure collection and podcast.
Being one of the more popular names released, Ryder had already been contacted about future bookings. He still has a 90-day no-compete clause that expires on July 17 and he revealed on social media that he won't be taking bookings at this time due to the uncertainty of the environment.
Thanks for all the love and support the past 48 hours. After 14 years in one place, this new adventure is one I'm beyond excited for. I've been getting a lot of inquiries about booking me. I cannot wait to wrestling again and meet more of my fans. However, with what's going on in the world right now, I can't accept any bookings. It wouldn't be fair to the fans to take bookings, announce them, have people spend their money on tickets for an event....only for it to be cancelled or rescheduled. The focus right now should be on staying safe and staying home until this pandemic clears up. Once people are able to gather together again, let's hit the ground running. I cannot wait to get out there and perform for my fans!
For wrestling events and signings, please direct all inquires to BookMattCardona @gmail.com. This way everything is in one place for when life goes back to “normal.”— Matt Cardona (@TheMattCardona) April 17, 2020
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You can view a list of everyone released by WWE on Wednesday by clicking here.