WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler has lost to The Miz a few times now when the two fought for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. While he lost due to outside help from Maryse, who even used her hairspray at one point, Ziggler is still on the books as the loser in those matches as Miz said last night.
Dolph Ziggler decided that enough was enough last night when Miz started to celebrate as if he was a legendary figure such as Muhammad Ali returning home on WWE SmackDown Live. Clearly, Cleveland, Ohio, started to welcome their guy home until he started to talk negatively about them. Ziggler came out and went after Miz once the IC Champion started talking about Dolph’s parents, who were in the front row last night.
Ziggler verbally attacked Miz briefly before he completely destroyed Ziggler in his own verbal counter. He talked about Dolph’s career and basically claimed it as meaningless when it could have been something good like his career. Obviously, a good heel tactic, but it got to Dolph. So much so, he did the only thing he could do to get one more match with Miz for the WWE IC Title. He put his career on the line.
Miz agreed, saying that this wasn’t just Dolph departing SmackDown Live, where he could go to WWE RAW or WWE NXT, it was a complete shut-down, and he would be gone from the WWE. Dolph Ziggler agreed to the terms. If he wins, he gets the IC Title, and if Miz wins, he ends the career of Dolph Ziggler. That said, it seems pretty obvious that Ziggler isn’t retiring and will win at WWE No Mercy, right? Actually, no.
According to Ringside News, Dolph Ziggler’s WWE contract expires next month. While he could always sign a new deal, he hasn’t done so despite the rumored attempts by WWE to keep him around. It is said that Ziggler stated in the past that once his contract with WWE expired, he wanted to pursue other interests for a while. We very well could see Ziggler’s last match with WWE happen at No Mercy, at least for a while. WWE likes Ziggler enough to bring him back if he did leave.
The 36-year-old wrestler has worked for the WWE around a decade now in various roles. He first made his appearance with WWE under the Spirit Squad banner. He was then a caddie for Kerwin White, the alter-ego of Chavo Guerrero. He was later repackaged and made his debut as Dolph Ziggler on WWE RAW in 2008, which is the character he has been since, of course.
He started off as a bit of an annoyance due to the fact he introduced himself to everyone when most already knew who he was. Interestingly, it allowed people to remember his name regardless. Whether you liked the tactic or not, it seemed to work out well enough for fans to not forget about him.
He is a former WWE Money in the Bank winner(2012), WWE United States Champion, four-time WWE Intercontinental Champion, WWE World Tag Team Champion, and two-time World Heavyweight Champion. This does not even count the numerous awards he has from wrestling critics and journalists. Ziggler does have one heck of a resume for sure, and it rivals some of the best in WWE today.
Seeing Dolph Ziggler leave would suck for sure. WWE fans love the guy, and he has given us years of his life after coming back from injuries and hard times just to make sure he was able to perform for the fans. He has given us amazing matches every single night he performs. He truly does show off every night, and for a good reason. He can. If he does leave, hopefully, he’ll make his way back. There’s no need to retire this young if you don’t have to do so.
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