WWE Superstar Zack Ryder: Could We Be Getting Another Shot of Iced Z Soon?
"Roses are red, and violets are blue. You may have left me, but I still Woo Woo Woo! You say you've moved on, and found yourself a new broski, but I don't want you back girl, cause you are a hoeski!"
If you're one of the million-strong ZackPack/Ryder Revolution, I'm sure you're familiar with those lyrics. If not, then allow me to fill you in. It's been a rare sight indeed to see Zack Ryder on WWE programming (Saturday Morning Slam, may be a usual spot for him though,) as of late. Still, Zack Ryder seems to be back to his old tricks as he brought Z: True Long Island Story to a close with episode No. 100. Since then, Zack has gone back to his original Youtube page and looks to be back with a bang.
His first released video since going back to the page that sparked a revolution was a music video entitled "Hoeski." The aforementioned lyrics form the chorus of the song, and despite what I'm sure many people thought, the tune seems to have developed another cult following for Long Island Iced Z in recent months. WWE has gone so far as to have the tune recorded, and released on iTunes where it quickly broke the top 100.
This though, doesn't really surprise me. Being a longtime fan of Ryder, I'm aware of his rather...unusual musical taste, (being a fan of several "boy bands", as well as Justin Beiber.) That said, I'm going to set my man-card down for a minute, as I admit that I bump a couple of Jonas Bros. tracks on my phone, and I'll admit, me and my friends were digging Big Time Rush when they first came out (where did that card go?) so perhaps, that's one reason why I personally enjoyed the track.
Still, I think Ryder actually has some talent in the musical department, especially with a little help from WWE, who recently did a re-recording of the track.
All of this though, makes me think a lot of people may be getting their wish in the coming months, as far as a gimmick change for Ryder goes. Not a huge one, but a few tweaks here and there, and most likely not a heel turn...but a few hints of a tweener like feeling have been given.
Granted, I could easily see Ryder coming into conflict with WWEs' other music makers 3MB. (or maybe I'm wrong, Ryder could be turning heel and allying with 3MB, though that would now make the group 4MB.) Which I think could be an interesting feud, though I would feel much better if it were simply Slater with this gimmick, as a one-on-three lower-card feud doesn't strike me as being as much fun as a Slater vs. Ryder music-based feud.
All that aside though, I think Ryder may be lining himself up for another push on the main shows, as his popularity seems to be on the rise again since the release of "Hoeski."
This could also could lead to some very interesting happenings in the lower-card. Assuming Ryder is done with Team CoBro, Ryder could ally himself with another musically inclined-Superstar; R-Truth (with Little Jimmy) or perhaps Brodus Clay, if not both. (Ryder himself shows he can rap on the mic in "Hoeski.") Who knows, maybe even John Cena will find his way to being featured on a future track.
Should Ryder end up having his gimmick tweaked, I think we can expect the lower-card to get a bit more interesting. Add to that, I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy getting to see Zack Ryder on television, and that I didn't enjoy both the edited and unedited versions of Hoeski.
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Now seriously, guys...that man card? Kinda would like that back now...
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