If you’re not watching Zack Ryder’s “Z! True Long Island Story” on YouTube, shame on you. It’s probably the most entertaining five minutes of WWE-related viewing available for free (and sometimes even better than the shit they make us pay for). This week’s show is simultaneously a good and bad place to start: For one, the “Very Broski Christmas” segment is funny in that typical, Ryder-is-endearing way, and the show kicks off with an introduction from Dennis Haskins, aka Mr. Belding from “Saved By the Bell”! (Wait… bell… ding… OH, I get it!!)
Not that I’m a master videographer or anything, but my one criticism of this episode is that Ryder inserts about six minutes worth of footage from Monday Night Raw into the show. Are you serious, bro? I watch your show to get away from Raw, not to relive it. Just saying.
We’re also treated to a promo from Dolph Zigger, and, I can’t lie, “Z! True Long Island Story” was the vehicle that moved me from “that shitty Dolph Ziggler needs to change his name or go away” to “the only reason I watch Monday Night Raw most weeks.” #GettingRubFromRyder -Eric