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Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: At Third & King in San Francisco, Where Thrice-Crowned Kings Play
Re: Has Zack Ryder improved?
I like the way he works matches and sells as a babyface. As a heel, something was always off, even when he was putting on terrific matches with the likes of Yoshi Tatsu, Tommy Dreamer and most especially Christian. (I'll always consider that lengthy match he had with Christian as his rising to a new level as an in-ring worker.) Some of Ryder's work lately has really done a lot to put some heels over, like Cesaro at Night of Champions and Barrett this week. Moreover, Ryder remains sufficiently popular with the audience, he doesn't get too damaged by simply losing matches to upper midcard heels.
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