WARNING: We have detected your browser is out of date. For both performance, security and a better web experience you should keep up to date to avoid viruses, malware, hijacking and stay on top of compatibility features.
 
RSS Feed

 

Mick Foley Says Zack Ryder's Value In WWE Has Gone

Posted By: Ben Kerin on Jul 25, 2014

Mick Foley Says Zack Ryder's Value In WWE Has Gone

Mick Foley posted his latest blog this time looking at Zack Ryder and how his value in WWE has virtually gone.

THE SAD STORY OF ZACK RYDER

*author's note - I originally wrote this story as "The Tragedy of Zack Ryder", but, after watching the evening news filled with real tragedies, downgraded it to a "sad story"

The story of Zack Ryder is a sad one.

It's a sad story because I've seen so much great, hard-working talent recently on the independent scene, and know how difficult it is for them to even get a shot at the big time, let alone get over...really over. Zack Ryder was over...and now he's not.

It's a sad story because he found a new and unique way to make himself a valuable commodity in WWE - and now his value is gone.

It's a sad story because in November of 2011, after a heavily promoted "once in a lifetime" teaming up of John Cena - WWE Universe and Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Madison Square Garden, the most famous arena in the world erupted in "We want Ryder" chants - and now those chants are gone.

It's a sad story because I refereed several of his main event matches in Europe in that fall of 2011, and saw the joy with which he was received by the fans in that main event role - a role he is unlikely to ever know again.

It's a sad story because fans bought his merchandise, they watched his show on You Tube, they liked him on Facebook (almost 1.5 million) they followed him on Twitter (over 1.5 million) and he made people smile - and now those smiles are gone.

It's a sad story because eventually people get tired of finding out that the WWE Superstars they have supported with their cheers, their purchases, their signs, their follows and their likes aren't real Superstars - and little by little, those fans lose interest in WWE, find other interests, and become former WWE fans.

It's a sad story because the next time WWE talent is given the speech about reaching for the brass ring, at the very least, in the back of their minds, they should be thinking about the guy who reached out and grabbed that brass ring - and was asked to return it.

Maybe his surprise victory on #RAW will be the start of something new. Maybe.

I remember standing in the ring with Zack and #CMPunk at Nassau Coliseum and gladly handing over my claim to being Long Island's most popular wrestler to Zack, Take a good look at that photo. Really look at it. Look at me, still important enough in the company's eyes to be part of an in-ring celecration. Look at Punk, breaking character, and willingly looking foolish, because it was a fun thing to do, and Zack Ryder's character made having fun, and wearing a ridiculous wig seem like the right thing to do. Look at the joy on Zack's face. That type of joy was infectuous. It's the type of joy we're not likely to see again. That photo is less than three years old...but it seems like such a long, long time ago.

That's sad.


>>> Jump To Comments

Get WNS News Notifications/Alerts!

Tags: #wwe #mick foley #zack ryder
https://wrestlr.me/35414/  

Adding comments is disabled due to age of article.
 

» More News From This Feed

May 08
AEW Announces Four Matches For Monday’s AEW Dark: Elevation
All Elite Wrestling has announced the following four matches for this week’s episode of AEW Dark: Elevation on YouTube. - Jon Moxley vs. Danny Limelight- Madi Wrenkowski vs. Tay Conti- Jurassic[...]
May 08 - All Elite Wrestling has announced the following four matches for this week’s episode of AEW Dark: Elevation on YouTube. - Jon Moxley vs. Danny Limelight- Madi Wrenkowski vs. Tay Conti- Jurassic[...]
May 08
'Throwback' WWE SmackDown Pulled In A Strong Viewership
Friday's "throwback" edition of WWE's Friday Night SmackDown on FOX drew an overnight audience of 2.157 million, the best number since late January and up 12% on last week. The first hour drew 2.147 [...]
May 08 - Friday's "throwback" edition of WWE's Friday Night SmackDown on FOX drew an overnight audience of 2.157 million, the best number since late January and up 12% on last week. The first hour drew 2.147 [...]
May 08
Eric Bischoff Reveals He Once Planned His Own Death In Nixed WCW Storyline
WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon "died" on television, but he may not have been the first big company executive to "die" on television. During the most recent Q&A episode of his 83 Weeks podcas[...]
May 08 - WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon "died" on television, but he may not have been the first big company executive to "die" on television. During the most recent Q&A episode of his 83 Weeks podcas[...]
May 08
Jeff Jarrett On Steve Austin Wanting To Protect His Spot During The Attitude Era
During a discussion on his new podcast, ‘My World‘ with co-host Conrad Thompson, WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett discussed Steve Austin on the rumor that 'The Texas Rattlesnake' never wante[...]
May 08 - During a discussion on his new podcast, ‘My World‘ with co-host Conrad Thompson, WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett discussed Steve Austin on the rumor that 'The Texas Rattlesnake' never wante[...]
May 08
EC3 Provides Update On His Health Following Recent Hospitalization
EC3 has provided an update on his health following recent hospitalization due to an infection.  Here is what he posted on his official website. In the words of the immortal Phil Collins, I am &[...]
May 08 - EC3 has provided an update on his health following recent hospitalization due to an infection.  Here is what he posted on his official website. In the words of the immortal Phil Collins, I am &[...]
May 08
WWE Official 'Very Confident' Daniel Bryan Will Return Soon
In an update on Daniel Bryan from WrestlingNews.co, they are reporting that a WWE official has told them that they are "very confident" that Bryan will return to the company. Bryan is taking some tim[...]
May 08 - In an update on Daniel Bryan from WrestlingNews.co, they are reporting that a WWE official has told them that they are "very confident" that Bryan will return to the company. Bryan is taking some tim[...]
May 08
Update On Aleister Black Vignette Not Being Shown On Friday’s WWE SmackDown
Aleister Black is returning to WWE soon and the company began teasing his impending return in a vignette on the April 23, edition of SmackDown.  It was noticed by viewers watching last night's T[...]
May 08 - Aleister Black is returning to WWE soon and the company began teasing his impending return in a vignette on the April 23, edition of SmackDown.  It was noticed by viewers watching last night's T[...]
May 08
WWE Reveals WrestleMania Backlash Virtual Meet & Greet Schedule
WWE has announced details for the WWE Virtual Meet & Greet sessions that will be part of WrestleMania Backlash Week. The sessions will be held on Friday, May 14 until Monday, May 17. Friday, May[...]
May 08 - WWE has announced details for the WWE Virtual Meet & Greet sessions that will be part of WrestleMania Backlash Week. The sessions will be held on Friday, May 14 until Monday, May 17. Friday, May[...]
May 08
John Cena Has Fans Speculating Again On Social Media
John Cena is teasing again! His Instagram which is just a mish-mash of random photos often lead to much speculation, sometimes that speculation leads nowhere. Today he is teasing fans again by shari[...]
May 08 - John Cena is teasing again! His Instagram which is just a mish-mash of random photos often lead to much speculation, sometimes that speculation leads nowhere. Today he is teasing fans again by shari[...]
May 08
Kevin Nash Reveals Shawn Michaels Was 'P***ed' At Him Joining WCW
During an interview with WWE Untold: Two Dudes With Attitudes, Kevin Nash commented on Shawn Michaels being "p***ed" over his exit to WCW, admitting that he had every right to be. "From Shawn’s[...]
May 08 - During an interview with WWE Untold: Two Dudes With Attitudes, Kevin Nash commented on Shawn Michaels being "p***ed" over his exit to WCW, admitting that he had every right to be. "From Shawn’s[...]
May 08
Pat McAfee Filmed A Comedy Segment That Didn’t Air On 'Throwback' SmackDown
WWE filmed a comedy segment featuring Pat McAfee arriving at the Thunderdome in a Vince McMahon costume for the 'Throwback' edition of SmackDown. The segment did not air on television but was later r[...]
May 08 - WWE filmed a comedy segment featuring Pat McAfee arriving at the Thunderdome in a Vince McMahon costume for the 'Throwback' edition of SmackDown. The segment did not air on television but was later r[...]
May 07
WWE Universal Title Match Added To WrestleMania Backlash PPV
Cesaro vs. WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns has been added to the WWE WrestleMania Backlash pay-per-view. During tonight's Throwback edition of SmackDown, WWE Hall of Famer Teddy Long announced th[...]
May 07 - Cesaro vs. WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns has been added to the WWE WrestleMania Backlash pay-per-view. During tonight's Throwback edition of SmackDown, WWE Hall of Famer Teddy Long announced th[...]
May 07
Jimmy Uso And a WWE Hall Of Famer Return On Tonight’s Throwback SmackDown
The opening of tonight's 'Throwback' edition of SmackDown on FOX feature the return of two names. WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns announced the return of Jimmy Uso. He came to the ring to celebra[...]
May 07 - The opening of tonight's 'Throwback' edition of SmackDown on FOX feature the return of two names. WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns announced the return of Jimmy Uso. He came to the ring to celebra[...]
May 07
SmackDown Match Announced For Tonight
WWE shared the news for the second match during the throwback SmackDown episode.  Rey Mysterio will face Dolph Ziggler in singles action. WWE announced Rey and Dominik Mysterio vs. Ziggler and R[...]
May 07 - WWE shared the news for the second match during the throwback SmackDown episode.  Rey Mysterio will face Dolph Ziggler in singles action. WWE announced Rey and Dominik Mysterio vs. Ziggler and R[...]
May 07
Viewership For Dark Side Of The Ring Season Three Premiere
Viewership for the season three premiere of Dark Side of the Ring is in. The season three premiere of Dark Side of the Ring airing on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 9 PM ET on VICE TV pulled in 272,000 vie[...]
May 07 - Viewership for the season three premiere of Dark Side of the Ring is in. The season three premiere of Dark Side of the Ring airing on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 9 PM ET on VICE TV pulled in 272,000 vie[...]
May 07
WWE Announces New Title Match For WrestleMania Backlash PPV
WWE has today announced a SmackDown Tag Team Titles match for the upcoming WrestleMania Backlash pay-per-view on May 16 from the WWE ThunderDome at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida.  The m[...]
May 07 - WWE has today announced a SmackDown Tag Team Titles match for the upcoming WrestleMania Backlash pay-per-view on May 16 from the WWE ThunderDome at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida.  The m[...]
May 07
Update On Production For Tonight's 'Throwback' SmackDown, Fist Titantron Returning?
There has been a lot of hope that WWE will bring back one of the classic titantrons for tonight's 'Throwback' episode of SmackDown on FOX. Fans have been posting their desire on social media to see e[...]
May 07 - There has been a lot of hope that WWE will bring back one of the classic titantrons for tonight's 'Throwback' episode of SmackDown on FOX. Fans have been posting their desire on social media to see e[...]
May 07
WWE Files New Trademark For 'Bash At The Beach' Name
WWE has filed a new trademark the former WCW pay-per-view title, "Bash at the Beach. The trademark has been filed for merchandise purposes. In November 2020, filed for former WCW PPV names, Slam[...]
May 07 - WWE has filed a new trademark the former WCW pay-per-view title, "Bash at the Beach. The trademark has been filed for merchandise purposes. In November 2020, filed for former WCW PPV names, Slam[...]
May 07
Salina De La Renta Confirms Leaving MLW And Possibly Joining WWE
Salina De La Renta confirmed that she left MLW, and she may possibly even consider joining and becoming a part of WWE someday. “My contracts up !!! Thank you @MLW world, I’ll never forg[...]
May 07 - Salina De La Renta confirmed that she left MLW, and she may possibly even consider joining and becoming a part of WWE someday. “My contracts up !!! Thank you @MLW world, I’ll never forg[...]
May 07
Two WWE Superstars Receive New Names
As previously reported, Former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal returned on WWE Main Event. During that show, he was accompanied by WWE developmental talents Dilsher Shanky and Rinku Singh. WWE has changed [...]
May 07 - As previously reported, Former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal returned on WWE Main Event. During that show, he was accompanied by WWE developmental talents Dilsher Shanky and Rinku Singh. WWE has changed [...]
May 07
NJPW Postpones Upcoming Stadium Shows - Statement
New Japan Pro Wrestling announced on Friday that it was postponing it’s upcoming Wrestle Grand Slam shows in Yokohama Stadium and the Tokyo Dome. The cancellations are a result of the Japanese [...]
May 07 - New Japan Pro Wrestling announced on Friday that it was postponing it’s upcoming Wrestle Grand Slam shows in Yokohama Stadium and the Tokyo Dome. The cancellations are a result of the Japanese [...]
May 07
WWE Wants 2021 SummerSlam Pay-Pay-View To Be Company's 'Return To Touring'
Insider Twitter @WrestleVotes is reporting that WWE is looking to make the 2021 SummerSlam their "kickoff" to "returning to touring" with live crowards. The company is in the process of deciding wher[...]
May 07 - Insider Twitter @WrestleVotes is reporting that WWE is looking to make the 2021 SummerSlam their "kickoff" to "returning to touring" with live crowards. The company is in the process of deciding wher[...]
May 07
A New Television Show Focusing On Vince McMahon Coming Soon
A television show looking at the life and career of Vince McMahon is reportedly on the way. The project is headed up by Filmmakers Studio is currently casting for the show which has a working title o[...]
May 07 - A television show looking at the life and career of Vince McMahon is reportedly on the way. The project is headed up by Filmmakers Studio is currently casting for the show which has a working title o[...]
May 07
Updated Card For IMPACT Wrestling Under Siege 2021 Pay-Per-View
IMPACT Wrestling Under Siege is coming together following this week's IMPACT on AXS. Check out the updated card below. - Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson) vs. Edd[...]
May 07 - IMPACT Wrestling Under Siege is coming together following this week's IMPACT on AXS. Check out the updated card below. - Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson) vs. Edd[...]
May 07
Two #1 Contender’s Matches Set For Next Week’s IMPACT
The following matches have been announced for next week’s episode of Impact Wrestling. Knockouts Championship #1 Contender’s MatchRosemary vs. Havok #1 Contender’s X-Division Scram[...]
May 07 - The following matches have been announced for next week’s episode of Impact Wrestling. Knockouts Championship #1 Contender’s MatchRosemary vs. Havok #1 Contender’s X-Division Scram[...]

© 2006-2021 wrestlingnewssource.com

All rights reserved. All other trademarks, logos, video, likeness and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.
Terms of Service · Privacy Policy · Π