Matt Cardona (FKA Zach Ryder) loves a lot of things. He loves his wife, first and foremost. And he loves professional wrestling. He really loves action figures and other toys. But he does not love Canada. Not. One. Bit.
He said just as much during an interview with Spencer Love of Love Wrestling. Robert DeFelice with Fightful Wrestling transcribed the interview, which revealed Cardona’s intense hatred for our brothers up north.
“I do! I hate Canada,” Cardona opined. “I hate traveling to Canada. I hate wrestling in Canada. It’s a pain in the ass. The airports suck. There’s no good food. I don’t like going, so whoever I’m wrestling at that GCW show, I’m going to kick their ass and I’m going to take out all my anger and frustration about being in Canada. I’m going to take it out on them!”
‘Them’ may turn out to be Canadian hero, PCO (FKA Pierre, from the Quebecers).
“An interesting match, I think, would be Matt Cardona versus a Canadian, PCO,” Cardona suggested. “Maybe in a GCW ring. I have to beat him, of course, because, you know, I don’t lose. But yeah, it doesn’t really matter who I’m wrestling. I always try to have the best match on the card. Listen, we’re not talking star rating; work rate matches. I want people to feel the match. I want them to be invested. When I’m coming through that curtain, there’s no denying that people are gonna be invested in the match. I mean, they hate me. I don’t know why, I’m a babyface!”
And honestly, in Canada, he may be. Canada has always been called ‘Bizarro-Land’ due to Canadian crowds cheering the heels and booing the babyfaces. They did it to Bret Hart. They did it to The Rock. They do it to anybody they want. They show no mercy. Because of that, there’s a very good chance that Cardona, despite his Zach-Talk (get it? See what we did there? Zach-Talk, like Smack-Talk? Get it? Zach-Talk?), may very well end up getting cheered at the GCW event, taking place on March 19.
Special thanks to Fightful for the interview transcriptions.
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