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Long Island's Zack Ryder and his WWE fans

Merrick native and WWE Superstar Zack Ryder developed a cult following on Long Island, thanks to his Twitter account and his YouTube series, "The Z! True Long Island Story."

WWE Road to WrestleMania wrestlers Zack Ryder (left)
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WWE Road to WrestleMania wrestlers Zack Ryder (left) vs. Bo Dallas at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, Mar. 1, 2015.

WWE Road to WrestleMania wrestlers Zack Ryder (right)
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WWE Road to WrestleMania wrestlers Zack Ryder (right) vs. Bo Dallas at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, Mar. 1, 2015.

WWE Road to WrestleMania wrestler Zack Ryder at
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WWE Road to WrestleMania wrestler Zack Ryder at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, Mar. 1, 2015.

Zack Ryder attends WWE's 2014 SuperStars For Kids
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Zack Ryder attends WWE's 2014 SuperStars For Kids at the New Orleans Museum of Art on April 3, 2014 in New Orleans City.

Matthew Cardona, shown here in his 2003 Calhoun
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Matthew Cardona, shown here in his 2003 Calhoun High School graduate, was a member of the Colts' wrestling team before finding fame in the WWE as Zack Ryder.

WWE Superstar Zack Ryder came to the open
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WWE Superstar Zack Ryder came to the open house for the new Create a Pro Wrestling Academy in Hicksville to support former tag-team partner and Create A Pro co-owner Curt Hawkins (real name Brian Myers) on March 23, 2014.

A picture shows Long Island natives Curt Hawkins,
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A picture shows Long Island natives Curt Hawkins, left, and Zack Ryder celebrating their WWE tag-team title win at Nassau Coliseum in 2008. Hawkins (real name Brian Myers) has this and other works of art displayed at his new Create a Pro Wrestling Academy in Hicksville on March 23, 2014.

WWE Superstar and Merrick native Zack Ryder smiles
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WWE Superstar and Merrick native Zack Ryder smiles as a young fan holds up Ryder's WWE Internet Championship belt during an autograph signing at FYE in Levittown. (Dec. 28, 2012)

East Meadow's Riley Walsh, 14, and William Kratina,
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East Meadow's Riley Walsh, 14, and William Kratina, 14, right, stand with WWE Superstar and Merrick native Zack Ryder during an autograph signing at FYE in Levittown. (Dec. 28, 2012)

WWE Superstars and Long Island natives Curt Hawkins,
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WWE Superstars and Long Island natives Curt Hawkins, left, and Zack Ryder, won the WWE Tag Team Championship titles at home, in a Fatal Four-Way Tag Team match during the Great American Bash in 2008 at Nassau Coliseum.

WWE Superstars and Long Island natives Curt Hawkins,
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WWE Superstars and Long Island natives Curt Hawkins, left, and Zack Ryder, won the WWE Tag Team Championship at home, during in a Fatal Four-Way match during the Great American Bash in 2008 at Nassau Coliseum .

Zack Ryder, in his signature move, leaps onto
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Zack Ryder, in his signature move, leaps onto Michael McGillicutty during WWE Monday Night Raw in St. Louis. (July 23, 2012)

WWE Superstar Zack Ryder's cartoon image on his
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WWE Superstar Zack Ryder's cartoon image on his Twitter account.

Zack Ryder is a Long Island native, WWE
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Zack Ryder is a Long Island native, WWE Superstar and the self-proclaimed “Long Island Iced-Z.”

WWE Superstar Zack Ryder
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WWE Superstar Zack Ryder

Middle Island's Anthony Cairo, 29, mimmicks the
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Middle Island's Anthony Cairo, 29, mimmicks the "LI" hand sign that Merrick native and WWE Superstar Zack Ryder uses on his way to the ring. Cairo was waiting in line to see Ryder during an autograph signing at FYE in Levittown. (Dec. 28, 2012)

From left, brothers Josh Danishefsky, 18, Adam Danishefsky
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From left, brothers Josh Danishefsky, 18, Adam Danishefsky 23, and Matthew Danishefsky 21, of Massapequa, wait in line to see Merrick native and WWE Superstar Zack Ryder during an autograph signing at FYE in Levittown. (Dec. 28, 2012)

Levittown's Kenny Reilly, 12, with mom Mary Reilly,
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Levittown's Kenny Reilly, 12, with mom Mary Reilly, dons a Zack Ryder "Broski" headband while waiting in line to see the Merrick native and WWE Superstar during an autograph signing at FYE in Levittown. (Dec. 28, 2012)

Farmingdale's Patrick Walsh, 11, left, huddles in the
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Farmingdale's Patrick Walsh, 11, left, huddles in the chilly air with brother Jack Walsh, 9, and mom Maggie Walsh, 41, while waiting in line to see Merrick native and WWE Superstar Zack Ryder during an autograph signing at FYE in Levittown. (Dec. 28, 2012)

Wantagh's T.J. Behr, 9, left, and brother Tyler
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Wantagh's T.J. Behr, 9, left, and brother Tyler Behr, 8, wait in line to see Merrick native and WWE Superstar Zack Ryder at FYE in Levittown. (Dec. 28, 2012)

East Meadow's Dan Baruch, 18, holds up a
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East Meadow's Dan Baruch, 18, holds up a copy of a Zack Ryder video while waiting in line to see the Merrick native and WWE Superstar during an autograph signing at FYE in Levittown. (Dec. 28, 2012)

Fans of Merrick native and WWE Superstar Zack
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Fans of Merrick native and WWE Superstar Zack Ryder waited in a line that stretched out of FYE and wrapped around BJ's Wholesale Club during an autograph signing. (Dec. 28, 2012)

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