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Zack Ryder makes surprise Impact debut at Hard to Kill PPV

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Matt Cardona (fka Zack Ryder) has been hanging low on the wrestling scene since being released by WWE. He shocked fans when showing up in AEW to help out Cody Rhodes. That run was brief, but perhaps he has found a new home. Cardona made his debut for Impact Wrestling tonight (Jan. 16, 2021) at the Hard to Kill PPV.

The setup began when Ace Austin interrupted the program to complain about not being included. He demanded to be inserted into the X-Division Championship match. Scott D’Amore wasn’t having that idea, but he did agree that Austin should be on the PPV. D’Amore had a special opponent in mind. That man is someone who is always ready.

Enter Matt Cardona.

Cardona took the action to Austin and was on the verge of victory when Madman Fulton hit the ring to save Austin. Fulton’s violence resulted in a DQ win for Cardona. Cardona fired back for his jumping leg lariat maneuver to send the bad guys packing.

Are you happy to see Matt Cardona in Impact? Where does he fit in the Impact pecking order?