Elite Squad members Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins get a first look at Mattel's upcoming Elite Collection action figures at WrestleMania Axxess in New Orleans.05/18/2018 - 16:00
The Riott Squad, Zack Ryder, The Miz and Aiden English weigh in on Yanny vs. Laurel.05/18/2018 - 15:15
Zack Ryder got his hands on McFarlane Toys' incredible second series of "Stranger Things" action figures, including a must-have Demogorgon.04/25/2018 - 16:15
Join Zack Ryder, Goldust, Corey Graves and other Superstars for a sing-along of WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarret's single "With My Baby Tonight."04/02/2018 - 16:30
We're revealing the 32 errors we inserted into this video of Team Teddy vs. Team Johnny from WrestleMania 28. How many did you spot?03/28/2018 - 17:30
Can you spot the 32 errors we inserted into this video of Team Teddy vs. Team Johnny from WrestleMania 28? Tell us how many you found in the comments below!03/28/2018 - 17:30
Find out why Zack Ryder is running out of space in his toy room as he tears open NECA's new toys based on the 1990 "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" film.03/22/2018 - 13:00
Zack Daddy goes hands-on with Elite Collection Series 58 and 59 in this Elite Squad unboxing.03/19/2018 - 17:00
Unboxing makes him feel good! Join Zack Ryder as he checks out Diamond Select Toys' sixth series of "Ghostbusters" action figures.02/15/2018 - 13:45
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.