Current ECW (WWE) wrestler Zack Ryder is featured in a MerrickPatch.com article on his character changed.
“When Curt Hawkins and I split up I knew I couldn’t just be a regular guy,” Ryder said. “I needed something to stand out. And it’s obvious looking at me, I don’t look at all like anybody else. ”
“I knew eventually I would have to create a fresh start, but at the time I was able to wrestle guys like the Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, and that was not even two years into [my career in] WWE,” says Ryder, who is still amazed that he faced guys whose action figures once adorned his room. “So the guys I got to wrestle in such a short period of time, it was definitely worth it. [And] to be with Edge, who was our leader, and guided us not only in the ring, but backstage, and life on the road and everything like that… I wouldn’t trade it for the world.”