Originally posted by Big Bad"Long Island Iced Z" is a pretty great nickname. I may be alone in thinking that Ryder still has untapped potential. At least "his only goal in WWE is to pick up chicks" is a more distinct character trait than being another generic cocky heel.
Youre not the only one who thinks there is not only a solid mid-card gimmick there, but a decent wrestler too. His matches with Christian on ECW were good and it seemed like they were going to give him a push right before the wheels fell off of the whole thing.
Just think, he was doing the Jersey Shore months before the Jersey Shore aired to all of that press. Hell, he has even tweeted a few times to "The Situation" about who has better abs.
Regardless, his squash served no purpose whatsoever.
Ryder was on a roll until he hooked up with Rosa and they pretty much killed his "loudmouth who backs it up" character to "just a parody" It's a shame. Like you said, he was having some good matches.
Any idea what the deal was with the Benoit match? If I remember correctly they kind of just chalked it up to being Woman's bad and moved on. I was pissed at the time, but it was one of the nicest chokeslams you will ever see.