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From the Rumor Mill: Dolph Ziggler talks about leaving WWE

Vivek Kumar
9.52K   //    02 Dec 2017, 13:12 IST

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What's in store for Ziggler at WWE?

What is the story?

Another WWE superstar might be on his way out. Dolph Ziggler was the latest guest on Edge and Christian podcast and he discussed his in the company and his future in wrestling.

In case you didn't know...

Dolph Ziggler has been employed with the company since 2004. He has gone through various ups and downs in his career. He debuted as part of the spirit squad but rose to fame as a singles superstar after the group disbanded.

He is a two time World Heavyweight Champion, one time United States Champion and five times Intercontinental Champion. He also won the 2012 Money in the Bank ladder match. Ziggler is one of the most technically gifted superstars on the current roster. However, his booking since 2014 has been dismal.

The heart of the matter

In the latest podcast with Edge and Christian, he talked about his future with the company.He stated

"I feel a lot of my cries are falling on deaf ears to have a change. 2 years ago when my contract was up I told them I was "out". But they convinced me to sign a new deal. After they told me to stay and help out."

Ziggler also said that he wants to be in the top spot and that's the attitude one should have in the business. He affirmed that he wants to be in WWE and do everything he is doing right now but on a different level.

Clearly, his present gimmick of mimicking other superstar's entrance is not something he is happy with. Ziggler also claims that he is "The Gatekeeper " of WWE.

What's next?

It's pretty clear that Ziggler is not happy with his current role in the company. When his contract will be up in a few months, he will probably not re-sign with WWE. With that being said, the independent circuit will welcome him with arms wide open.

Who knows, we might see him in the Bullet Club. He can go to the New Japan or Ring of Honor. The thought of seeing him face the likes of Kenny Omega or Jay Lethal is mouth-watering for wrestling lovers.


Author's take

Dolph Ziggler is one of the better in-ring wrestlers in WWE today. However, the creatives haven't had anything special for him for the last two years or so. WWE should have pulled the trigger on him when he was the sole survivor of his team at Survivor Series 2014.

However, he was again sidelined. Maybe at this point in his career, it would be better for Dolph to leave. With his talent and fame, he could be a huge name in the independent circuit.

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