Brett Major, Brett Matthews
224 lb (102 kg)
Place of Birth:
Merrick, New York, United States
Rough Ryder, Broski Boot
DSW Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Brian Majors
NYWC Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Brian Myers
OVW Southern Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Brian Major
Ranked No. 70 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2012
WWE Intercontinental Championship (1 time)
WWE (Raw) Tag Team Championship (2 times, current) – with Curt Hawkins
WWE United States Championship (1 time)
Slammy Awards (3 times)
Life and Family:
It is a well-known fact that Zack Ryder is a cancer survivor. When he was in high school, it began in
his foot and gradually spread to Zack Ryder’s lungs. It is also well known that Zack Ryder is a huge
Even though Zack Ryder does not make it to WWE television regularly anymore, he is still one of the
most beloved WWE superstars, and has enjoyed a career in WWE that’s spanned well over a decade.
The self-proclaimed WWE Internet Champion used the internet to his benefit to connect with fans
and get over with the WWE Universe in a massive way.
Tag team accolades:
Zack Ryder has had more than one tag team pairing in the company. Zack Ryder used to team up
with Curt Hawkins in the independents and went on to win tag team gold with him upon his arrival
in WWE. Zack Ryder was also part of the Hype Bros with Mojo Rawley, both on NXT and in the main
roster. The Hype Bros split up on SmackDown Live and the two members had a blow-off match that
Zack Ryder has often been miscast in his role as a singles superstar but has had two career highs
thanks to his amazing fan support. He defeated Mark Henry to qualify for a chance to face Dolph
Ziggler for the United States Championship in 2012 and went on to become the champion.
Zack Ryder also won the Intercontinental Championship ladder match at Wrestle Mania 32 but would
lose it to The Miz and Maryse the night after. This would unfortunately be his last crowning moment
in the company.