It seems like every couple of weeks, Zack Ryder has something to complain about.
Don't get me wrong. At times his complaints are warranted. However, there are times that they are out and out petty.
Ryder's latest gripe is regarding Twitter followers of all things. During Monday night's Raw, WWE posted a full screen graphic, featuring a list of their "Top 5" Twitter accounts.
Among them was The Miz, who apparently has less followers than Ryder. Once "The Broski" saw this, he took to Twitter to complain about not being mentioned on that very list.
Hey @wwe. Whose decision was it to leave me off the “The World Follows WWE On Twitter” list? You can just DM me the answer. I won’t tell.— Zack Ryder (@ZackRyder) January 8, 2013
Honestly, I get being annoyed with your employer and feeling unappreciated. However, it's kind of tough to complain when you are living your dream. Let's face it. WWE must have seen something in Ryder, to not only sign him, but then move him through the ranks.
Let's not forget, it was just one short year ago that Ryder had the WWE Universe in the palm of his hand, and then he got stuck in a horrible storyline and fell off.
Since then, Ryder has been sporadically used on TV and pay-per-views. Sadly, he really doesn't win most of the matches he is featured in, and his persona seems to be getting stale. Personally, I think that Ryder got too caught up in his short bit of fame and forgot how he got there in the first place.
Let's face it, he may be the only wrestler to gain a following by utilizing Twitter and YouTube alone. This was a smart campaign and reminded WWE that they had a talented guy just sitting there waiting for a shot.
Now, it appears Ryder is using the same medium that got him noticed to just complain about losing his spot.
In the end, it has got to be rough to be in the spotlight one minute, then back to obscurity the next. As I am certain Ryder thought he would still be in the mid-card game at this point in his career, ultimately, Ryder either has to come to terms with his spot and enjoy the ride or wait for his contract to expire and test the waters. Either way, he needs to figure something out because whining and complaining about his situation isn't what being a "Broski" was about.