I'm not sure if this is just the optimistic Ryder mark in me or whether this is something WWE is trying to push, but I was thinking that Zack Ryder might be in-line for a push. Since losing the title, he's been slowly but surely being presented as more of a strong talent. He was the last man remaining and narrowly loss the United States Championship battle royal. He's been being showcased for months. He was just recently representing Team USA and being one of the finalist for the match. It seems like WWE is trying to keep him relevant, while slowly building him up for a match for the Intercontinental championship. I know WWE isn't one for long, drawn-out stories anymore, but they're capable of doing it. I just find it weird, that Jobber Ryder has been being featured and built up. He's getting more merchandise out, and has been doing good.