If Nick F’n Gage is wrestling at a GCW show, we’ve come to expect an appearance by Jon Moxley.
So given that this past weekend GCW was celebrating all things deathmatch and the King of Ultra Violence, it seemed like a logical place for Mox to show up. And when a hooded figure hit the ring at the end of Zombie Walk yesterday (June 6), we figured it was going to be the IWGP United States champion - especially when he started doing the Moxley wiggle™, then hit Gage with a Paradigm Shift.
Wasn’t Mox though. Instead it was noted hardcore specialist... Matt “Zack Ryder” Cardona?
This isn’t completely out of left field. Gage and Cardona have been setting up an angle on social media since the Major Wrestling Figure podcast host promoted some merch he made that repurposed one of the GCW World champ’s catchphrases:
who is detolf you play to much zack ryder i thought we were cool but now im startin to think we got a problem for real so what that means is that if you wanna give me a shirt how bout you bring it to me in person on June 5 at gcw tos in atlantic city how bout that bud? MDK https://t.co/hj1vNC2sao— Nick FN Gage (@thekingnickgage) May 21, 2021
I woke up this morning and immediately felt like punching zack ryder in his face and nose and brain @TheMattCardona come fight me at tos june 5 gcw atlantic city you can bring your dolls and kids toys how bout it bud MDK ps die slow— Nick FN Gage (@thekingnickgage) May 25, 2021
For those unaware, Detolf is an Ikea model glass cabinet
nerds obsessives collectors’ like Cardona use to display their prize possessions. It’s also something I expect Gage to throw the Long Island Iced Z through before this is all said and done.
Gage had invited Cardona to show up at Saturday’s Tournament of Survival show. Instead, he pulled the Moxley impersonation on Sunday.
We’ll see what happens next. But after Cardona posed with the belt to a mix of cheers and boos, this definitely isn’t over.