Born Matthew Brett Cardona, he won a WWE Tag Team Championship with his partner in crime, Curt Hawkins.
He started out as a wrestler in New York named Brett Matthews, but changed his name to Zack Ryder in 2007.
He has also won a WWE United States Championship, and released the iTunes top 100 single, "Hoeski," in 2013.
In April 2017, he begin dating Chelsea Green.
He damaged his career when he engaged in a deep feud with Kane and John Cena in WrestleMania.