Who is Chelsea Green’s husband, Matt Cardona?

Read the article to find out more about Chelsea Green and her husband, Matt Cardona.

Who is Chelsea Green’s husband, Matt Cardona?

Chelsea Green and Matt Cardona (via Wrestling News)

Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Chelsea Anne Cardona (born Green) is a Canadian professional wrestler and model. She is currently with the WWE and performs under the ring name Chelsea Green. Green is a one-time WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion with Piper Niven. The Hot Mess made her return to the Stamford-based promotion at the 2023 Royal Rumble event.


Only a few months after joining WWE, Green was quickly added to the WrestleMania 39 match card. She teamed up with Sonya Deville in a Fatal 5-Way match at the Show of The Shows. Thereafter, she became an official member of the Raw roster. Over the last couple of months, Chelsea has been making quite a splash in the Women’s Tag-Team division. She has indisputably become a mainstay of the red brand with her braggart character work and comedic antics.

In addition to her WWE career, Chelsea Green is a well-known name in the indie circuit, as she began her career as early as 2014. The Hot Mess has also wrestled for Impact Wrestling under the ring name Laurel Van Ness. During her run in Impact, she won the Knockouts Championship (once) and the Knockouts World Tag Team Championship (once). In 2017 and 2019, Green was ranked 26 in the PWI Female 250 list.

Who is Chelsea Green’s husband?

Chelsea Green’s husband is Matthew Brett Cardona, popularly known by the ring name Matt Cardona or Zack Ryder. Just like his wife, Cardona is a wrestler by profession. He started his wrestling career with his long-time friend and former WWE superstar, Curt Hawkins, in 2004 before landing a deal with WWE.

Matt Cardona
Matt Cardona (via Post Wrestling)

Cardona propelled himself into popularity after releasing a series of YouTube videos by proclaiming himself as the Internet Champion. Despite garnering massive fan interest, he could not reach the main event level as Zack Ryder. He was released by the company in 2021. Ever since the superstar has consolidated his stature on the independent circuits.

What does Chelsea Green’s husband Matt Cardona do for a living?

The Hot Mess’ husband, Matt Cardona, is an American professional wrestler. Throughout his two-decade-long career, the superstar has predominantly driven money from his stint as an in-ring performer. Apart from his earnings as a wrestler, Cardona obtains a substantial amount from his podcast channel, “The Major Wrestling Figure Podcast.”

Chelsea Green and Matt Cardona
Chelsea Green and Matt Cardona (via X)

The superstar also earns a handsome amount from his podcast’s exclusive merchandise sales. Moreover, in an interview with Chris Van Vliet, Cardona admitted to earning more money from his podcast than any of the years in his WWE run. The superstar runs his podcast channel on YouTube, Twitch, and Apple alongside his best friend and fellow wrestler, Brian Myers, aka Curt Hawkins, and producer Mark Sterling.

Where did Chelsea Green and Matt Cardona meet?

The married couple has previously stated that the two superstars first met each other when Chelsea was working in Impact Wrestling and Cardona was signed with WWE. They also confessed that WWE couple Cody Rhodes and Brandi Rhodes played a huge part in setting up the two superstars.

Chelsea Green and Matt Cardona
Chelsea Green and Matt Cardona (via Mirror)

In an interview with Ryan Satin on Out of Character, Green opened up about her very first rendezvous with Matt Cardona. She stated that it was Cody and his wife, Brandi, who insisted the two to go on a blind date. Interestingly, the Hot Mess noted that she googled everything about her husband before they met.

Matt Cardona’s family and background

Matthew Cardona was born to Bob Cardona and Terry Cardona on May 14, 1985. He was born in the city of Merrick, New York, and currently resides in Orlando, Florida, in the United States. Moreover, Cardona could often be seen spending time with his parents. Last year, Mr. and Mrs. Cardona made a special appearance at Game Changer Wrestling to witness the wedding vow renewal of their son and daughter-in-law, Chelsea Green.

Bob Cardona, Terry Cardona, Chelsea Green and Matt Cardona
Matt Cardona and Chelsea Green with his parents (via Instagram)

Moreover, Cardona’s father made an impromptu appearance at WrestleMania 32. It was when the former WWE superstar opened the Showcase of The Immortals in 2016 by capturing the Intercontinental Championship in a ladder match. The father-and-son duo shared an emotional moment as his father walked to the ring to congratulate his son on his massive victory at Mania.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. What is the age of Matt Cardona?

Ans: Matt Cardona is 38 years old as of November 2023.

Q. What is the real name of Matt Cardona?

Ans: Matt Cardona’s birth name is Matthew Brett Cardona.

Q. When did Chelsea Green and Matt Cardona get married?

Ans: Chelsea Green and Matt Cardona tied the knot on New Year’s Eve on 31 December 2021 in Las Vegas.

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