While Ziggler - at 37-years-old - is by no means at the age where retiring starts to feel necessary, the former world champion has hinted at the possibility in recent years. Definitely does his own thing. Considering he was a regular on the red brand from 2011 to 2012 and made occasional appearances on the program in the years that followed, that's a pretty sad statistic. There is also something to be said for the Superstars who are content staying right where they are. He is much better in the ring than most give him credit for, largely because he hasn't been given many opportunities to have a competitive match.
You better believe it, brother. And after returning to Raw as part of the 2018 Superstar Shake-up, capturing tag team gold with Drew McIntyre and forming a dominant alliance with Braun Strowman, there is no telling where he will go next. Many have speculated that this could have been a way to write Ziggler off of programming, especially now since he is reportedly asking for his release. Champion matches, TheWrap decided to grace the Internet with a little history lesson. It's safe to say they're damaged goods after the years of bad booking they've endured and would be of more value back in Japan or All Elite Wrestling.
Since 2012, Chris has hosted the Pancakes and Powerslams Show, with over 100 wrestlers as special guests. According to , there could be some legitimacy on these Dolph Ziggler rumors. By then, though, it was too late, and their reign was largely forgettable. However, since everything remained the same, the got tired of heel Ziggler quick! Cody Rhodes, on the other hand, was frustrated with being overlooked for so long and decided to take his talents to Ring of Honor, New Japan Pro-Wrestling and elsewhere. Pro-wrestling title belts change hands or waists like grapplers change trunks these days, though it wasn't always that way. Ziggler last appeared on the December 31st episode of Raw, losing to Drew McIntyre in a steel cage match. The show ran through a list of his former championship accomplishments as Dolph explained that nobody should have been surprised that he won.
He will be accompanying the show crew choosing to dodge Royal Rumble that falls on the same date. After all, he has his stand-up comedy career to fall back on, and surely there are other endeavors he'd be interested in exploring as well. Too Much Talent on SmackDown Live One of the reasons why might be retiring is the simple fact that he is simply not needed on the SmackDown Live brand. That last part is up for debate, however. If he does leave and wrestle for another promotion, will you be watching him there? After a brief trip back to developmental. His resume does not sound as strong as it should be after spending such a long time in the company. Ziggler was set for an in-ring celebration just 48 hours after winning the U.
Champion matches, TheWrap decided to grace the Internet with a little history lesson. That's because he has been a victim of start-and-stop pushes for several years. Like I said, there's a handshake. What's next Dolph Ziggler might be on his way out, and if that's the case then he's had an amazing career. Unfortunately, it all downhill for the duo from that point forward. This man has also been a main-eventer at one point in his career.
But only time will tell just how long Ziggler sticks around. Yeah, that was very surprising to me. It's unclear right now whether or not Ziggler actually is leaving the company as has been rumored for some time , or if this is the start of a larger story line. To the rest of us, at least. Ryder will celebrate a dozen years on the main roster this year, yet he hasn't won a televised match in one-on-one action since July 2016.
However, his heel turn was less than successful. I'm gone for twenty years! Despite his penchant for irony, Ziggler found himself squarely in the favor of the fans week in and week out, and they helped power him through the glass ceiling and into the title picture where he racked up World Heavyweight, Intercontinental and United States Championship reigns and was twice the Sole Survivor of a Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match. Although he still competed, Ziggler oftentimes played the mouthpiece for their duo, making McIntyre look more like a monster. Opposed to using the same music and attire, Ziggler could have overhauled his entire character and become a major player on the current roster. Even though he would not be the first to do so, it would mean that Ziggler is not thinking about retiring from wrestler all-together.
I think it would be great. Oh, and Ziggler also does stand-up comedy. In years past, the company was notorious for letting go of competitors in bulk every couple of months, and usually it was the wrestlers on the lower end of the card who weren't safe from being released. Author's take This storyline is very interesting and could turn into a situation much like when Shawn Michaels was Intercontinental Champion but had to leave with his title and it went to Razor Ramon. In addition to these names, a former World Champion could be making his exit as well. Therefore, everything could be a sign he's on his way out at this point. So don't come after us, Universal Champions, et al.
Let us know your unsalted opinions in the comment section below, and I look forward to reading them. The Showoff should be a significantly bigger star than he is. Not only did Ziggler lose, but he was destroyed post-match in the cage by McIntyre. With the advent of All Elite Wrestling, a have suddenly voiced their frustration much less inconspicuously. Some people like to move on and do some other stuff, I understand.
Despite having one of his better years in recent memory in 2018, he still seems to be treading water and comes across like a stepping stone for up-and-coming talent. However, we have to receive any confirmation on the situation that has occurred a number of times in the last few years. So where does this leave us? So don't come after us, Universal Champions, et al. They showed his past U. . That scenario has been floated in the past, and it might finally be happening. He's always in a prominent role, doing something great, he seems beloved by the fans.