• Zack Ryder Challenges Nick Gage To A Title Match
We recently reported that former WWE Superstar Zack Ryder, now known under his real name Matt Cardona in iMPACT Wrestling (fka TNA), had a Twitter exchange with Hardcore Wrestling veteran Nick Gage, whom a lot of wrestling fans know from a recent episode of Dark Side of the Ring, that featured Nick’s professional career and life story.
The former WWE United States Champion has now challenged Gage for the ‘Game Changer Wrestling’ World Championship at ‘GCW Homecoming’ (Independent Wrestling event).
Here’s what Ryder had to say:
“Nick Gage says I’m a f… p…?
Says Zack Ryder’s a p…?
Well guess what? News flash.
Zack Ryder’s f’n dead.
My name is Matt f’n Cardona.
I’m the internet champion.
And at Homecoming, I’m gonna be the GCW Champion.”
— GameChangerWrestling (@GCWrestling_) June 6, 2021
— GameChangerWrestling (@GCWrestling_) June 7, 2021
Cardona appeared unannounced at a GCW Indy Show this past Sunday where he surprised the fans by attacking Nick Gage.
Matt was hidden under a druid costume, so no one knew he was actually there before he went out.
Here’s what Fightful Select reported:
“Cardona was actually in full gimmick backstage to prevent word from getting out, and the spot was only known by a select few people.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (June 7, 2006) – Old School WWF Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2006, we lost Old School WWF Legend Earthquake (Real name: John Tenta) at the age of 42 due to bladder cancer.
The former Sumo wrestling Champion joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1989 as “The Canadian Earthquake”, which was later shortened to just “Earthquake”.
In 1991, he formed a Tag Team called “The Natural Disasters” with Tugboat, who became known as Typhoon, and together they won the WWF World Tag Team Championship.
By 1994, he had left the Federation and joined Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling, where he became known as “Avalanche”, then “Shark” and later under his real name, John Tenta.
Tenta had one last run for the WWF in 1998 & 1999 as the masked “Golga”, but later returned for one night at WrestleMania X-Seven, where he entered the famous Gimmick Battle Royal.
Him getting inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame is actually only a matter of when, not if.
† REST IN PEACE EARTHQUAKE!
June 22, 1963 – June 7, 2006