Rumors have been swirling around that WWE has made offers to bring some of their talents that were released in April back, and Matt Cardona (formerly Zack Ryder) has responded to them. Cardona spoke with Fightful Select and said that he has not had any conversations with WWE to that degree since his release.
Bryan Alvarez from The Wrestling Observer reported that WWE reached out to some of the recently-released roster members to offer them contracts at “a fraction” of what their previous deals were, which came as Impact Wrestling was teasing some of those stars appearing at Slammversary. In the end, the Good Brothers, Eric Young, EC3, Heath “Slater” Miller and Brian Myers have all since appeared for Impact Wrestling.
Cordona told the site that he was relieved when he got his WWE release because he had been offered a new deal around WrestleMania 35 but wasn’t sure that he wanted to be in WWE for another five years. He has since appeared on AEW Dynamite and said earlier this week that he hopes to secure a long-term deal with the company soon.
Cardona did say that he is pretty sure that everyone who was released in April were told that “maybe we’ll bring you back” at a later date.