5 WWE stars who were told to get a haircut

John Cena (left); Dolph Ziggler (right)
John Cena (left); Dolph Ziggler (right)

#2 WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler was told to get a haircut

Dolph Ziggler has sported long, blond hair for the majority of his WWE career. In 2011, however, he surprised the WWE Universe by appearing on RAW with short, dark hair after WrestleMania 27.

Ziggler told talkSPORT’s Alex McCarthy in 2020 that WWE’s higher-ups thought he had not reached World Championship level due to his blond hair. In an attempt to become one of the company's top stars, he reluctantly agreed to a hairstyle change.

“So it got cut short and dyed black and I was serious. I went out there and beat the hell out of Santino [Marella] and it was the dumbest thing I’ve ever done. I didn’t want to do it. I said, ‘This isn’t me. We can find a way to introduce more of my shooting background and things.’ Nope. That’s what they wanted [the haircut]. Then after three weeks they said, ‘Oh, our bad,’” Ziggler said.

Ziggler had already held the World Heavyweight Championship before changing his hair. However, the title was simply handed to him by Vickie Guerrero and he did not technically win it.

He later recaptured the World Heavyweight Championship after cashing in his Money in the Bank contract on Alberto Del Rio in 2013. By that time, The Showoff had brought back his long, blond-haired look.