The New York Post interviewed Zack Ryder and asked him about Wrestlemania 29 being in his home area.

Ryder went on state: "This year there are a lot of mixed emotions. It's going to be cool that Wrestlemania is back in New York and New Jersey, I went to Wrestlemania X and XX as a fan and last year I had my first Wrestlemania match so it is cool. At the same time I'm not on the show so it's not cool and I wish it was somewhere else because all of my friends and family are going to be there and I'm not going to be on it so that part stinks. It's great that such a huge event is going to be at MetLife Stadium, Rock and John Cena the rematch, it's going to be historic. Whether Zack Ryder is on the card or not, Wrestlemania is going to be the show of the year and maybe the best one yet."