[Good Week, Bad Week] Bruno Sammartino and Zack Ryder
The Good: Bruno Sammartino. Not only did “The Living Legend” become nominated for the WWE Hall of Fame this year, but he was also inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday. Even though the latter’s organization only has a couple of years behind it, Bruno’s induction placed him along side other great athletes like the NBA’s Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, two-time Heisman winner Archie Griffin, and the WWE’s “World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry.
The Bad: Zack Ryder. Even though this year’s WrestleMania will be taking place in Ryder’s hometown of New Jersey (or New York, which is what the WWE would like for you to believe), it seems like the guy might have some trouble getting himself onto the mega-PPV. During an interview last week on the SiriusXM Busted Open show, Ryder talked a bit about his rough 2012 year and even revealed that he was a bit sore over how his YouTube show was handled by the WWE once he gave the organization full-control over his creation.
To make matters worse, the man who initially gained a following through Twitter and YouTube was completely left off of a special, one-night-only “Social Media Smackdown” program, a night where the WWE celebrated and promoted everything and anything that combines their Superstars and the Internet… except Zack Ryder.