History YMMV / ZackRyder

16th Sep '16 7:28:20 PM Gimere
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* BaseBreaker: It seems that either you love Zack Ryder and want to see him on television in a prominent spot, or you wonder what the heck the big deal is with him, and whether everyone who likes him has lost their minds. There is no middle ground.

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: It seems that either you love Zack Ryder and want to see him on television in a prominent spot, or you wonder what the heck the big deal is with him, and whether everyone who likes him has lost their minds. There is no middle ground.
26th Jul '16 9:32:43 PM CortexHenchman
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*** [[DoubleSubverted Then he eliminated 3 out of 12 opponents in a USA Vs The World match and held his own against RUSEV in a US title match on pay per view]]
30th May '16 5:03:28 AM JamesAustin
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* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7L1io98YFY Retaining the WWE Internet Championship in Australia.]] Hell, just being allowed to DEFEND that title is amazing in itself, considering he created it. Yes it was a house show, but it counts!
** Getting to kick {{Jerkass}} Wrestling/MichaelCole's ass after Wrestling/TripleH booted Cole out of the broadcast booth!
** On the 9/19/11 edition of ''RAW'', Ryder (accompanied by ''freaking Creator/HughJackman'', no less) gets an awesome win against Wrestling/DolphZiggler.
** Being the General Manager of Friday Night Smackdown - or, rather, Friday Night [[PunnyName ZackDown]]. For the entire show, [=ZackDown=] got his own custom logo (with his name in his font and the "Long Island Iced-Z" logo as a backdrop.)
** He is victorious in the grandest stage of them all, holding the Intercontinental Championship at ''[=WrestleMania=]''!
* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments:
** Just pick one from [[http://www.youtube.com/longislandicedz his YouTube channel.]]
** His brief performance of Rebecca Black's "Friday" at ''[=WrestleMania=] XXVII''.


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* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments:
** Just pick one from [[http://www.youtube.com/longislandicedz his YouTube channel.]]
** His brief performance of Rebecca Black's "Friday" at ''[=WrestleMania=] XXVII''.


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* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7L1io98YFY Retaining the WWE Internet Championship in Australia.]] Hell, just being allowed to DEFEND that title is amazing in itself, considering he created it. Yes it was a house show, but it counts!
** Getting to kick {{Jerkass}} Wrestling/MichaelCole's ass after Wrestling/TripleH booted Cole out of the broadcast booth!
** On the 9/19/11 edition of ''RAW'', Ryder (accompanied by ''freaking Creator/HughJackman'', no less) gets an awesome win against Wrestling/DolphZiggler.
** Being the General Manager of Friday Night Smackdown - or, rather, Friday Night [[PunnyName ZackDown]]. For the entire show, [=ZackDown=] got his own custom logo (with his name in his font and the "Long Island Iced-Z" logo as a backdrop.)
** He is victorious in the grandest stage of them all, holding the Intercontinental Championship at ''[=WrestleMania=]''!
30th May '16 5:01:33 AM JamesAustin
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* BadassDecay: In late 2011, he started to get a single's push, even having an arc of him trying to win the United States Championship. 2012? He's lost the title and becoming TheChewToy and ButtMonkey in the Cena/Kane feud.
** Sure he hasn't been fighting as much, but he's been able to absorb a ''whole lot'' of damage. To put it in perspective, that time he was TheChewToy? Kane had to attack him for a ''single month'' before Ryder was put on a stretcher. That's right ''a whole month''.
** Totally averted on Wrestlemania 32, where he came away as the Intercontinental Champion, having to face 6 other superstars, including the likes of [[Wrestling/KevinSteen Kevin Owens]], Wrestling/SamiZayn, and Wrestling/DolphZiggler. Against all odds, he was the one who came away with the title, standing victorious atop that ladder. Subverted as he lose it the very next day.

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* BadassDecay: BadassDecay:
**
In late 2011, he started to get a single's push, even having an arc of him trying to win the United States Championship. 2012? He's lost the title and becoming TheChewToy and ButtMonkey in the Cena/Kane feud.
** Sure
feud. The only way in which he hasn't been fighting as much, but he's been looked good was that he demostrated to be able to absorb a ''whole lot'' of damage. To put it in perspective, that time he was TheChewToy? Kane had to attack him for a ''single month'' before Ryder was put on a stretcher. That's right ''a whole month''.
** Totally averted on Wrestlemania 32, ''[=WrestleMania=] 32'', where he came away as the Intercontinental Champion, having to face 6 other superstars, including the likes of [[Wrestling/KevinSteen Kevin Owens]], Wrestling/SamiZayn, and Wrestling/DolphZiggler. Against all odds, he was the one who came away with the title, standing victorious atop that ladder. Subverted as he lose it lost the championship the very next day.



* [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments Crowning Moment of Awesome]]: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7L1io98YFY Retaining the WWE Internet Championship in Australia.]] Hell, just being allowed to DEFEND that title is amazing in itself, considering he created it. Yes it was a house show, but it counts!
** Getting to kick Wrestling/MichaelCole's ass after Wrestling/TripleH booted [[{{Jerkass}} Cole]] out of the broadcast booth!

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* [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments Crowning Moment of Awesome]]: SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome:
**
[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7L1io98YFY Retaining the WWE Internet Championship in Australia.]] Hell, just being allowed to DEFEND that title is amazing in itself, considering he created it. Yes it was a house show, but it counts!
** Getting to kick {{Jerkass}} Wrestling/MichaelCole's ass after Wrestling/TripleH booted [[{{Jerkass}} Cole]] Cole out of the broadcast booth!



** Now, he is victorious in the grandest stage of them all, holding the Intercontinental Championship at Wrestlemania!
* [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Crowning Moment of Funny]]: [[http://www.youtube.com/longislandicedz Pick one.]]

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** Now, he He is victorious in the grandest stage of them all, holding the Intercontinental Championship at Wrestlemania!
''[=WrestleMania=]''!
* [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Crowning Moment of Funny]]: SugarWiki/FunnyMoments:
** Just pick one from
[[http://www.youtube.com/longislandicedz Pick one.his YouTube channel.]]



* EarWorm: Part of of the reason for his popularity amongst the IWC is that his entrance music is, well, amazing.

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* EarWorm: EarWorm:
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Part of of the reason for his popularity amongst the IWC is that his entrance music is, well, amazing.



* FridgeBrilliance: For his various title wins, why does it usually take him multiple wins (especially on a character that's suppose to be rising quickly up the ranks)? It's to show off/reinforce his newfound {{Determinator}}[-/-]TookALevelInBadass nature and how Zack's success is not the result of the company but him simply doing his hardest to succeed as the [[PluckyComicRelief Plucky Underdog!]]
* HeartwarmingInHindsight: Back at Wrestlemania X, [[ScottHall Razor Ramon]] wins the Intercontinental Championship, and even took a picture with a young Ryder. Fast-forward 22 years later, at Wrestlemania 32, Ryder finally wins the Intercontinental Championship, and even had took another picture with Razor Ramon, with Ryder as champion.
* HilariousInHindsight: The ''entire'' time Zack Ryder was the "Assistant To The General Manager" of ''[[Wrestling/WWESmackdown Smackdown]]'', he branded himself (much to Teddy Long's annoyance) as the ''"Assistant General Manager"'' (i.e. Teddy's number two and presumptive successor). On 7-13-2012, he actually ''was'' the General Manager of Smackdown for a day.
* OlderThanTheyThink: Most people think that his current gimmick started when he first appeared on ECW in 2009. However, the first time he portrayed this character was on Wrestling/JohnMorrison and Wrestling/TheMiz's online show ''The Dirt Sheet'' months before the 2009 draft, with Curt Hawkins acting as a StraightMan.
** Justified in that the gimmick wasn't fully developed during those ''Dirt Sheet'' segments. He didn't have the new theme or the spiked short hair yet.
* {{Tearjerker}}: Watching the NoHoldsBarredBeatdown from Kane on the 1/23/12 Raw is just painful, and seeing him stretchered off after being chokeslammed right through the stage is what makes it qualify as this.
** Oh dear lord it got ''worse''. He's somehow alive by the Royal Rumble but Kane just takes the time to tombstone him in front of Eve. Damn it, just when you think [[EarnYourHappyEnding Ryder was on top of the world]], [[BreakTheCutie something horrible has to happen to him.]]
*** The night he comes back from ''that'', [[WhatTheHellHero Cena kisses Eve after saving her and Zack sees it]]. Then after he comes out to confront Cena instead of letting him talk about [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson the Rock]], Kane pushes him off the stage.
*** The following week [[ShockingSwerve Eve outright admits]] [[BitchInSheepsClothing she used him]].
** His career following his late 2011 push. For all the momentum he had going, he ended up being used to give Wrestling/JohnCena something to do before his eventually match with The Rock and propel Eve as a super heel. Save for a few ThrowTheDogABone moments, he's been relegated to jobber status.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Went into the match where Wrestling/JackSwagger defeated him for the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-us-h.html WWE United States Heavyweight Title]] on the January 16, 2012 ''Raw'' with taped ribs, lasting a little over 2 minutes. The opportunity to elevate him from goof to tough guy was ''right there,'' and they didn't take it.
** Zack was an incredible underdog going into Wrestlemania 32, and he came away with the Intercontinental Championship. The very next day on RAW, the Dallas crowd was totally behind Ryder, chanting "You deserve it!" And yet... 24 hours after his historic moment, he loses the championship to the Miz, then loses his rematch the following Smackdown. After all the emotion, he doesn't even keep the title for a day, effectively making the biggest upset in Wresltemania 32 all for nothing.

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* FridgeBrilliance: For his various title wins, why does it usually take him multiple wins (especially on a character that's suppose to be rising quickly up the ranks)? It's to show off/reinforce his newfound {{Determinator}}[-/-]TookALevelInBadass {{Determinator}}[=/=]TookALevelInBadass nature and how Zack's success is not the result of the company but him simply doing his hardest to succeed as the [[PluckyComicRelief Plucky Underdog!]]
* HeartwarmingInHindsight: Back at Wrestlemania X, [[ScottHall ''[=WrestleMania=] X'', [[Wrestling/ScottHall Razor Ramon]] wins the Intercontinental Championship, and even took a picture with a young Ryder. Fast-forward 22 years later, at Wrestlemania 32, ''[=WrestleMania=] 32'', Ryder finally wins the Intercontinental Championship, and even had took another picture with Razor Ramon, with Ryder as champion.
* HilariousInHindsight: The ''entire'' time Zack Ryder was the "Assistant To The to the General Manager" of ''[[Wrestling/WWESmackdown Smackdown]]'', SmackDown]]'', he branded himself (much to Teddy Long's annoyance) as the ''"Assistant General Manager"'' (i.e. Teddy's number two and presumptive successor). On 7-13-2012, he actually ''was'' the General Manager of Smackdown [=SmackDown=] for a day.
* OlderThanTheyThink: Most people think that his current gimmick started when he first appeared on ECW in 2009. However, the first time he portrayed this character was on Wrestling/JohnMorrison and Wrestling/TheMiz's online show ''The Dirt Sheet'' months before the 2009 draft, with Curt Hawkins acting as a StraightMan.
**
StraightMan. Justified in that the gimmick wasn't fully developed during those ''Dirt Sheet'' segments. He didn't have the new theme or the spiked short hair yet.
* {{Tearjerker}}: TearJerker:
**
Watching the NoHoldsBarredBeatdown from Kane on the 1/23/12 Raw ''Raw'' is just painful, and seeing him stretchered off after being chokeslammed right through the stage is what makes it qualify as this.
** Oh dear lord
this. ''Then'' it got ''worse''. He's somehow alive by the Royal Rumble ''Royal Rumble'' but Kane just takes the time to tombstone him in front of Eve. Damn it, just when you think [[EarnYourHappyEnding Ryder was on top of the world]], [[BreakTheCutie something horrible has to happen to him.]]
***
him]]. The night he comes back from ''that'', [[WhatTheHellHero Cena kisses Eve after saving her and Zack sees it]]. Then after he comes out to confront Cena instead of letting him talk about [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson the The Rock]], Kane pushes him off the stage.
***
stage. The following week week, [[ShockingSwerve Eve outright admits]] [[BitchInSheepsClothing she used him]].
** His career following his late 2011 push. For all the momentum he had going, he ended up being used to give Wrestling/JohnCena something to do before his eventually eventual match with The Rock and propel Eve as a super heel. Save for a few ThrowTheDogABone moments, he's been relegated to jobber status.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot:
**
Went into the match where Wrestling/JackSwagger defeated him for the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-us-h.html WWE United States Heavyweight Title]] Championship]] on the January 16, 2012 ''Raw'' with taped ribs, lasting a little over 2 minutes. The opportunity to elevate him from goof to tough guy was ''right there,'' and they didn't take it.
** Zack Ryder was an incredible underdog going into Wrestlemania 32, ''[=WrestleMania=] 32'', and he came away with the Intercontinental Championship. The very next day on RAW, ''Raw'', the Dallas crowd was totally behind Ryder, chanting "You deserve it!" And yet... 24 hours after his historic moment, he loses the championship to the Miz, then loses his rematch the following Smackdown. ''[=SmackDown=]''. After all the emotion, he doesn't even keep the title for a day, effectively making the biggest upset in Wresltemania 32 ''[=WrestleMania=] 32'' all for nothing.
11th Apr '16 8:16:38 PM MrWang
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** Zack was an incredible underdog going into Wrestlemania 32, and he came away with the Intercontinental Championship. The very next day on RAW, the Dallas crowd was totally behind Ryder, chanting "You deserve it!" And yet... 24 hours after his historic moment, he loses the championship to the Miz, then loses his rematch the following Smackdown. After all the emotion, he doesn't even keep the title for a day, effectively making the biggest upset in Wresltemania 32 all for nothing.
5th Apr '16 9:01:25 PM KantonKage
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** Totally averted on Wrestlemania 32, where he came away as the Intercontinental Champion, having to face 6 other superstars, including the likes of [[Wrestling/KevinSteen Kevin Owens]], Wrestling/SamiZayn, and Wrestling/DolphZiggler. Against all odds, he was the one who came away with the title, standing victorious atop that ladder.

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** Totally averted on Wrestlemania 32, where he came away as the Intercontinental Champion, having to face 6 other superstars, including the likes of [[Wrestling/KevinSteen Kevin Owens]], Wrestling/SamiZayn, and Wrestling/DolphZiggler. Against all odds, he was the one who came away with the title, standing victorious atop that ladder. Subverted as he lose it the very next day.
4th Apr '16 9:42:50 PM SolidSnakespeare
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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: Back at Wrestlemania X, [[ScottHall Razor Ramon]] wins the Intercontinental Championship, and even took a picture with a young Ryder. Fast-forward 22 years later, at Wrestlemania 32, Ryder finally wins the Intercontinental Championship, and even had took another picture with Razor Ramon, with Ryder as champion.
4th Apr '16 9:36:32 AM ACW
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** Totally averted on Wrestlemania 32, where he came away as the Intercontinental Champion, having to face 5 other superstars, including the likes of [[Wrestling/KevinSteen Kevin Owens]], Wrestling/SamiZayn, and Wrestling/DolphZiggler. Against all odds, he was the one who came away with the title, standing victorious atop that ladder.

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** Totally averted on Wrestlemania 32, where he came away as the Intercontinental Champion, having to face 5 6 other superstars, including the likes of [[Wrestling/KevinSteen Kevin Owens]], Wrestling/SamiZayn, and Wrestling/DolphZiggler. Against all odds, he was the one who came away with the title, standing victorious atop that ladder.
3rd Apr '16 7:51:38 PM MrWang
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** Totally averted on Wrestlemania 32, where he came away as the Intercontinental Champion, having to face 5 other superstars, including the likes of [[Wrestling/KevinSteen Kevin Owens]], Wrestling/SamiZayn, and Wrestling/DolphZiggler. Against all odds, he was the one who came away with the title, standing victorious atop that ladder.


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** Now, he is victorious in the grandest stage of them all, holding the Intercontinental Championship at Wrestlemania!
30th Oct '15 6:07:58 PM nombretomado
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** His career following his late 2011 push. For all the momentum he had going, he ended up being used to give JohnCena something to do before his eventually match with The Rock and propel Eve as a super heel. Save for a few ThrowTheDogABone moments, he's been relegated to jobber status.

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** His career following his late 2011 push. For all the momentum he had going, he ended up being used to give JohnCena Wrestling/JohnCena something to do before his eventually match with The Rock and propel Eve as a super heel. Save for a few ThrowTheDogABone moments, he's been relegated to jobber status.
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