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Who Is Matt Cardona Aka Zack Ryder? Explore His Married Life, Career & Net Worth

Matt Cardona

Matt Cardona is an American professional wrestler popular with the ring name Zack Ryder. His full name is Matthew Brett Cardona. He is also a YouTuber and active on social media.

Matt is active in social media like Instagram and Youtube. He has 1.8m followers on Instagram and following 1,900 following. He has his own youtube channel with more than 132k subscribers.

Who Is Matt Cardona?

Matt Cardona is an American wrestler born on 14 May 1985 in Merrick, New York, United States. According to his birth date, he is currently 36 years old, and his sign is Taurus.

He stands tall at 188 cm or 6 ft 2 inches and weighs 102 kg or 222 lbs.

Who Are Matt Cardona’s Parents?

His Parents’ details are also not updated, but Matt tweeted about celebrating his parents’ birthdays on 24 August 2017.

He also gave some details about his dad on Twitter, posting a picture of his dad showing off his muscular and fit body, and he wrote,

“My dad is 62 years old and competed in a bodybuilding show this past weekend. His hard work and dedication is inspiring.”

Who Is Matt Cardona Married With?

Matt Cardona, a.k.a Zack Ryder, was confirmed to be in a relationship with Tenille Dashwood, aka Emma, back in December 2015. They often posted their dates and selfies on social media, but later they went their own ways.

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Then, he was involved in a romantic relationship with Laurel Van Ness in 2017, a Canadian professional wrestler and stunt woman. 

Currently, Matt is in a relationship with Chelsea Green. They got married in the New Year of 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Matt had also tweeted previously about their marriage writing,

“The only contract I wanted to sign in 2021…I love you Chelsea Green…I’m #AlwaysReady to be your husband!”

Their wedding details were also posted on a website called and the time for the wedding was from 7:00 pm to 2:00 am, and the attire was an NYE cocktail.

Many WWE Superstars like Dolph Ziggler, The Miz, Maryse, TNT Champion Cody Rhodes, AEW Women’s Champion Britt Baker, Brian Myers, John Morrison, Taya Valkyrie, Allysin Kay, Maria Kanellis, and more attended their wedding.

His wife, Chelsea updated about their marriage on Twitter, writing, “We did it. #TheCardonas” sharing a picture from their wedding where they shared a wedding kiss.

What Is Matt Cardona’s Net Worth?

Matt Cardona has an estimated net worth of $500 thousand approximately from his wrestling career.

When Did He Start Career In Wrestling?

Matt Cardona started his wrestling career at the New York Wrestling Connection in 2004, and he teamed up with Bryan Myers to win against Team Tremendous. He got signed to the World Wrestling Entertainment in 2006 and worked with them for 14 years. 

His biggest achievement in-ring was when he won a ladder match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship in AT&T Stadium with over 101,000 fans at WrestleMania 32.

He is also a Youtuber and probably the first wrestler to utilize his career with social media. He ran his own show called Z! True Long Island Story for 100 episodes on his channel, and he got crowned the Internet Champion by himself.

He has a podcast with Brian Myers titled The Major Wrestling Figure Podcast, started in 2018. He was released in May 2020 from his contract with WWE. 

Besides that, Matt has also released a music video, ‘Hoeski,’ that gained more than 100,00 views in just four days, proving his popularity.

Matt has also appeared in the documentary series Toy Hunter and eight WWE video games too.

He also featured in Sports Illustrated Magazine’s List of the 100 Most Influential Twitter users in sports.