Before WWE had a huge presence on social media or YouTube, there was Zack Ryder and his YouTube show. In early 2011, Ryder launched Z! True Long Island Story and quickly grew in popularity. Now, it seems like he may be bringing back a version of the show.
Now released from WWE, Ryder (real name Matt Cardona) recently trademarked the terms MC! True Long Island Story and Major Pod Network. The later is in reference to his podcast “Major Wrestling Figure Podcast”. Here are the descriptions of both trademarks:
IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Hats; Shirts; Socks; Sweatshirts; Hooded sweatshirts
IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment in the nature of an ongoing special variety, news, music or comedy show featuring professional wrestling, action figures, and pop culture broadcast over television, satellite, audio, and video media; Entertainment services, namely, providing podcasts in the field of professional wrestling, action figures, and pop culture; Entertainment services, namely, providing video podcasts in the field of professional wrestling, action figures, and pop culture; Presentation of live show performances; Production of podcasts
Zack Ryder was released from WWE on Black Wednesday. He has since appeared for All Elite Wrestling as Matt Cardona, wrestling at their All Out pay per view.