To say Zack Ryder’s career has seen better days is a major understatement.
Alas, over the past few months Ryder has went from being United States Champion—back when the United States Championship still meant something—to being a lowly jobber who only occasionally makes the main show.
Indeed, Z! True Long Island Story, a popular YouTube show started by Ryder as a way to heighten his profile and get on TV is, 70 odd episodes later, still…mainly about Ryder trying to heighten his profile and get on TV. Oh, dear.
Consigned to the margins of the company, ignored by the booking team (when they’re not flat-out burying him that is) and having taken to Twitter and YouTube to voice his (fully justified) frustrations and bash a rigid WWE system that seemingly punishes people for getting over on their own, things don’t look too good for Zack right now.
However, as bleak as the situation is, the Long Island native still remains relevant in the WWE in a multitude of ways. All is not lost, folks, as there are a few reasons we think Ryder’s future with the company is assured.