Matt Cardona “A Little Pissed Off” At Relinquishing NWA Title – TJR Wrestling

To say that Matt Cardona was considerably upset at being compelled to relinquish the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship final yr can be an understatement.

After leaving WWE, Cardona, previously often known as Zack Ryder, discovered loads of success in smaller promotions, most notably IMPACT and the Nationwide Wrestling Alliance (NWA). His time within the latter promotion noticed him turn out to be win the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship, which is extensively thought-about one of many oldest acknowledged world titles nonetheless round.

Nevertheless, Cardona had some dangerous luck as NWA’s high champion when he was compelled to relinquish the title on account of an harm. And whereas he understands why the NWA’s power-brokers made him in order that, he disagreed with that call and insists he might’ve labored round that when he was nonetheless champion.

Matt Cardona insists he might’ve remained NWA World Champion whereas injured

In an interview with WrestlingInc to advertise the upcoming NWA 75 occasion, Matt Cardona mentioned a number of matters, a kind of being the circumstances surrounding his relinquishing of the NWA title again in June 2022, 4 months after first profitable it.

In accordance with Cardona, he suffered a torn bicep and was compelled to give up the title. Nevertheless, he was solely sidelined for 3 months as a substitute of for much longer, and since his day off was comparatively quick, Cardona argued that he might’ve remained champion whereas not truly wrestling.

“Actually, I’m form of just a little pissed off … as a result of I missed lower than three months. I missed lower than three months because the champion. I might have held onto it. I might have performed promos, I might have performed media appearances, I might have performed no matter, however I respect Billy’s determination. His determination was last, and that’s it.

If I get a possibility, I really feel like, each alternative I’ve had since, there’s all the time been some kind of collusion. There was a triple risk match with Tyrus and Trevor. It wasn’t one-on-one or, with Tyrus, even Bully Ray acquired concerned. I’m not going to take a seat right here and b**** and moan and complain and say it wasn’t honest, however I haven’t gotten a good one-on-one rematch for my title.”

After Matt Cardona surrendered the title, it was received by Trevor Murdoch, who held it for 5 monthsw earlier than dropping it to present champion Tyrus.

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