|By Daniel Pena | July 25, 2012 | Comments|
Source: ComcastAfter gaining snowball-like momentum late last year with a heavily featured position on Monday Night Raw that was highlighted by a United States Championship reign, Zack Ryder's standing in WWE disintegrated once he became involved with Kane and Eve on television. From January to April, the self-described "Long Island Iced-Z" was routinely destroyed by the monster wrestler and made to look foolish by the cunning Diva. Though he managed to gain a measure of revenge on both parties on the "Great American Bash" edition of SmackDown on July 3, his career currently remains in limbo. Speaking to XFINITY® from Comcast, Ryder attributes his diminished role to both Kane and Eve.
He explains, "I was on such a roll at the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012 and the whole Kane and Eve thing killed my momentum. Basically killed my career. So, to turn that around and get revenge on them was something I needed. Hopefully it'll get the Ryder Revolution back on track."
With that behind him, Ryder says his current goal is to regain the United States Championship.
"I'd love to get that back," he says. "In 2011 I think I proved to people that I'm not a joke, I can be taken seriously in the ring. And hopefully by the end of this year I'll have a major championship."
Ryder also has plans to tweak his character in the next few years since he "can't be the same old guy forever."
Ryder adds, "But that doesn't mean I'll have to drop all of the parts of my character to get to the top. I think eventually I'll evolve. If you've followed my career I was a Major Brother, then an Edge Head, now I'm Zack Ryder, I'm sure in three years I'll be completely different."
Elsewhere in the interview, Ryder discusses WWE embracing social media, the Internet Championship, working with Edge and more. Read more here.
Got a news tip or correction? Send it to us by clicking here.
Lucha Underground Exec Says Rey Mysterio Would Be "Amazing" In LU, Talks Second Season Of The Show
Mark Henry On Which Presidential Candidate Belongs In The Hall Of Pain, CM Punk's Komen Remarks
Vince Russo On Why Seth Rollins Isn't A Draw, Rollins - Shawn Michaels, Why Roman Reigns Was Booed
Forbes Critical Of Divas Crying After Matches, Post-Royal Rumble SmackDown, WWE Shop, WWE In France
Alex Wright On If He Helped "Make" Triple H, WWE Performance Center Vs. WCW Power Plant, Pillman
Corey Graves Filming This Weekend, WWE Total Divas - Paris Photos, R-Truth Working On Music
Sami Zayn Says He's "Bound For Glory", WWE Stars Get Fitted For Arab Robes, Shocking WWE Discoveries
WWE Announces James Storm's NXT Debut, Triple H Comments
** SPOILERS ** WWE NXT Tapings Airing In October
Stephanie McMahon Fights Back Tears, Explains Why She Cried At NXT TakeOver: Respect
WWE NXT Diva Debuting With New Look (Photo), King Barrett Talks Neville Match, Bayley's Superfan
New WWE Hell In A Cell Match Revealed