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Matt Cardona On How His WrestleMania 32 Win Came About

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Matt Cardona was thrilled to capture the Intercontinental Championship in 2016 especially as his title win came together on short notice.

On a recent edition of the “Insight” podcast, Matt Cardona recalled his shock win, and how he was able to win the title at WrestleMania 32. He said,

I heard Vince McMahon was in his dressing room before “Raw,” eating a steak or whatever, looked up, and I was on “Main Event,” and said ‘Why aren’t we doing something with this guy?’ And then a couple of weeks later, I heard I was on this internal list to be in the ladder match.

“I just spilled my guts to him and why I deserve to be in that match over anybody. And one thing I said was I never heard my music play at WrestleMania. He later told me that line was what made him go to bat for me.

“I think they wanted a surprise shock value to start the show and luckily, I was that guy, the underdog! I will credit it, whether it be the WWE Universe or my fans around the world, they’ve never turned their back on me.”

While the win meant a lot for Cardona, his reign would not last long. The Long Island Iced Z lost the title the next night on RAW to The Miz after Maryse interfered.

 

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