36-Year-Old Wrestler, Who Once Teamed With John Cena, Burns His Idol and WWE Legend’s Action Figure in Anger

Published 02/26/2022, 11:30 AM EST

Matt Cardona is an individual who is not a stranger to most WWE fans. Known by the name of Zack Ryder in WWE, Cardona had an interesting WWE career. He even teamed up with WWE legend John Cena.

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Following his departure from WWE, he wrestled in several wrestling promotions, including AEW. He is also the current NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion.

Recently, the former WWE superstar burnt WWE legend X-Pac’s 1-2-3 Kid Hasbro Action Figure. 1-2-3 Kid is a character used by Sean Waltman in WWE.

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During an interview with WrestleZone, Cardona admitted he admired X-Pac and even bought the Action Figure back in 1998. And last year at WrestleCon, he met Sean Waltman. And Waltman signed it and they also took a picture.

But things took a turn after X-Pac attacked Matt Cardona last month. Following Cardona’s match against Joey Janela at GCW The World, X-Pac came to Janela’s rescue and saved Janela from an attack from Cardona.

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He said, “First of all, I already had a broken nose. He comes in and gives me that X-Factor on my already broken nose. Horrible. The disrespect that Sean Waltman showed me.”

“I thought we were buds. And then he does that. I’m gonna burn that figure. I’m gonna post a video. Because I don’t want Sean Waltman in my life,” Cardona added.

Matt Cardona teamed up with Brian Myers to take on X-Pac and Joey Janela

After X-Pac attacked Cardona last month, the two men came face to face at the GCW Welcome to Heartbreak PPV. But Cardona ended up on the losing side.

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Joey Janela and X-Pac defeated Matt Cardona and Brian Myers in a tag team match at the GCW Welcome to Heartbreak PPV. This was a special occasion for all Sean Waltman fans.

This is because this is the first time they got to see the WWE legend back in action inside the ring since April 2019. And he ended on the winning side once against just like he did back in April 2019.

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Do you want to see more of Sean Waltman in the ring? Let us know in the comments below.

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Shouvik Nath

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Shouvik Nath is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation from St.Xavier’s College, Shouvik wished to follow his passion for pro wrestling.

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