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Zack Ryder reveals what it was like to lose his WWE Intercontinental Championship the night after WrestleMania

Zack Ryder won the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania in one of the most memorable moments of his career
Zack Ryder won the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania in one of the most memorable moments of his career
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Modified 08 Oct 2020, 21:50 IST
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Zack Ryder is not a WWE Superstar who had an amazing run in the company. There were moments when what he was doing was absolutely perfect and fit the company perfectly, and there were one or two moments where he really shone through. One such moment was when he won the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania 32 and the loss that came the next night.

He was a guest on Pro Wrestling Junkies (h/t Wrestling Inc) recently, where he talked about the experience.


Zack Ryder on losing the WWE Intercontinental Championship the night after winning it

Zack Ryder revealed that he did not regret losing the title the next night on WWE RAW to The Miz. He felt that winning the title and then losing it was something that fit his Zack Ryder character and not holding the title for a longer time.

"I think losing the next night made the moment. I wish I could have lost it that same night. Why have the title for two weeks or two months? Unless I'm going to go undefeated for two years or something, just take it off me. That's just the Zack Ryder character - the underdog that finally gets it and then it gets taken away. I thought that's what made it so special, because nobody thought I was going to win and then it's like, 'Oh my God, he finally got something and then he lost it.' I'm glad that it happened like that with me losing it the next night because it was a perfect fit for my career."

Zack Ryder also talked about how the wrestling business has changed now and how it used to be before, with the wrestlers not having any sentimental attachment to wrestling before they first appeared in the promotions.

"The times have changed now. When we first broke into the business, especially in WWE, it was guys like The Undertaker and JBL who are grown ass men. They didn't grow up playing with wrestling figures. There were no wrestling figures for them to play with growing up, so they had no sentimental attachment to it. They didn't grow up with the cartoons, the ice cream, the bed sheets and wrestling buddies."

Zack Ryder has since moved on from WWE.

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Readers can check out Sportskeeda's interview with Zack Ryder here.

Published 08 Oct 2020, 21:50 IST
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