He now sported short hair, tanned skin, sunglasses, a headband, half-trunks/half-tights, displaying something of an arrogant Long Island guido character and more frequent uses of catchphrases "woo woo woo" and "you know it", that he had used sparingly in the tag team."It was way before The Jersey Shore. So I just took my real personality, turned the volume way up, cut the hair, went to all the clubs on Long Island, like GLO, and fist pumped with all my broskies until I finally found who I really was, and portrayed it to the world, throwing up the 'LI' hand signal".I was with Curt Hawkins as the Edge Heads—a long haired blonde kid. When the ECW brand came to his end in February 2010, Ryder and Mendes moved to the Raw brand, making his debut on the February 25 episode of Superstars, defeating Primo.On the December 5 episode of Raw, Ryder lost a match to Cena and a chance for a WWE Championship shot, but Cena surrendered his WWE Championship match so Ryder could have a second chance, but for the U. The Baltimore Sun wrote, "The 2011 calendar year was a dream for Ryder...But 2012 was a nightmare..." Seemingly all the glory of his You Tube hit fizzled...As Cena's friend, Ryder also became a target of Kane, who was feuding with Cena at the time and attacked Ryder on several occasions.On the January 16 episode of Raw, Ryder lost his United States Championship to Jack Swagger due to a kayfabe rib injury he suffered at the hands of Kane; On the February 13 episode of Raw, a wheelchair-bound Ryder saw Eve kiss Cena, after Cena saved her from a kidnapping by Kane.
After joining WWE in 2007, he has since become a one-time Intercontinental Champion, a one-time United States Champion and a one-time WWE Tag Team Champion.
In March 2015, Devon Nicholson described an incident from 2006 that Bill De Mott was involved with while he was head trainer for the WWE's DSW developmental territory.
Nicholson described an incident where Drew Hankinson was completely naked in the ring for a long period of time and gave naked stink faces to Ryder and Melissa Coates while De Mott held jelly donuts over their faces.
Ryder made his Raw debut on March 1, losing to Montel Vontavious Porter in a Money in the Bank qualifying match.
He participated in an untelevised 26-man battle royal at Wrestle Mania XXVI, being the last person eliminated by the winner Yoshi Tatsu.