As Zack Ryder gets in the ring for the first time since his knee injury, several Superstars - including Chris Jericho - have some choice words for "Zack Daddy" on his 10-year WWE anniversary.04/28/2017 - 17:15
Listen! Do you smell something? Zack Ryder charges up his "real" proton pack to check out Diamond Select Toys' fourth series of "Ghostbusters" action figures.04/27/2017 - 12:15
Zack Ryder takes you into his toy room for a special look at Funko's extensive line of "Stranger Things" Pop! vinyl figures.04/05/2017 - 15:30
As Zack Ryder's journey back to the ring continues, he opens up about his goals, including winning the WWE Title and making the cover of Muscle & Fitness magazine.04/01/2017 - 13:45
In this first episode of "Z! True Comeback Story" Zack Ryder reveals what his typical day consits of on his road to recovery.03/27/2017 - 13:00
Zack Daddy is back! The first (and only) Internet Champion is bringing his follow-up to "Z! True Long Island Story" to WWE's official YouTube channel.03/17/2017 - 14:45
The Long Island Iced-Z checks out Mattel's WWE Tough Talkers line, which features "Pro-ID Tech" that allows the action figures to talk smack to each other!03/15/2017 - 17:30
You've never seen WWE Superstars quite like this. Join "Zack Daddy" as he gets hands-on with terrifying toys of Brock Lesnar, John Cena, Finn Bálor and the rest of the WWE Mutants line, available now at retailers everywhere.03/02/2017 - 17:30
Daniel Bryan leads a squadron of Superstars against The Shield in a thrilling, and historic, 11-on-3 Handicap Match on Raw.03/02/2017 - 17:45
"Zack Daddy" tears into Funko's new Walgreens-exclusive vinyl figures of HBK and The Devil's Favorite Demon, reliving some pleasant (and unpleasant) memories along the way.02/14/2017 - 13:15
Zack Ryder: Bio
Some Superstars wait their entire careers for an opportunity to come along. Zack Ryder went out and created his own.
After circling around the bottom of the card for more than a year after a marquee stint alongside Edge, Ryder became disenfranchised with his place in the WWE picture. Knowing he had more to offer, he took a Flip cam and some ingenuity and created “Z! True Long Island Story.” Debuting on YouTube in February 2011, the show quickly became a sensation, racking up viewer upon viewer each week.
Before long, WWE fans began spiking their hair and fist pumping while chants of “Woo! Woo! Woo!” echoed from the rafters. Inspired by his overwhelming social media success, Zack introduced the “Internet Championship” on his web show and soon found himself being endorsed by the likes of John Cena.
Turns out a little grassroots support goes a long way. Ryder eventually achieved his goal, defeating Dolph Ziggler for the United States Championship in 2011. “Z! True Long Island Story” meanwhile, evolved as part of the WWE.com YouTube channel, notching another year of its run before bowing out with a sizable legacy in its wake. (There’s even a lost episode!) Ryder, too, continued to evolve, experimenting with different looks and skill sets, teaming up with Mojo Rawley as the dynamic Hype Bros and snatching the Intercontinental Title in a thrilling Ladder Match at WrestleMania 32.
Ryder remains the definition of a 21st century Superstar. He created his own opportunity and fanned the flames of popular opinion all on his own. He’s intent on regaining a spot atop the WWE ladder, and nothing’s going to knock him off track. You know it.