Perennial WWE underdog Zack Ryder, who scored an inspiring upset victory at WrestleMania to claim the company’s Intercontinental Championship, lost the title today in a non-televised “dark match” before Monday Night Raw.
Ryder, whose WrestleMania victory was the unexpected culmination of a decade of mid-card jobbery, lost in a three-minute squash match to Ryback.
“Dangit,” proclaimed Ryder, his head hung low after the match.
“I really thought I was going to be on a roll.”
Ryder is scheduled to lose several house show matches this week to JoJo, and then be repackaged as a third member of The Ascension named Zacko.
Asked how he feels about his prospects of reclaiming the Intercontinental Championship, Ryder choked through tears: “Woe woe woe.”