The third highest locally viewed article from 2020 was this story from early October. The "Wednesday Night Wars" have continued between WWE's NXT and AEW's Dynamite. Find out more details on why this former WWE star left the company back in October. 

This week marks the one year anniversary of All Elite Wrestling (AEW) making their debut on television. The brand-new wrestling company was founded by Tony Khan along with executive vice presidents and professional wrestlers Cody Rhodes, Nick Jackson, Matt Jackson, and Kenny Omega. One year since their debut, AEW has solidified its company as a strong alternative in the professional wrestling landscape to WWE. Over the past twelve months, AEW has signed popular former WWE wrestlers to their brand including

Chris Jericho

Vickie Guerrero

Billy Gunn

Jim Ross

Jake Hager (formerly Jack Swagger)

Shawn Spears (formerly Tye Dillinger)

Jon Moxley (formerly Dean Ambrose)

Mr. Brodie Lee (formerly Luke Harper)

Miro (formerly Rusev)

One of the former WWE talents that had signed with AEW is already leaving the company. Matt Cardona (known as Zack Ryder) is leaving the company according to reports. Cardona made his debut back in July for the company in the below video

Earlier this week, Cardona addressed his situation in this video below

Cardona is a former Intercontinental, United States, and tag team champion during his tenure as a member of the WWE. Plus Cardona has New York roots as he is a Long Island New York native.

What are your thoughts on Matt Cardona leaving AEW? Do you believe we could see Cardona back in the WWE? Or maybe even back in AEW? You can let us know by leaving a comment on the free 104.5 The Team app below.

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