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From the WWE Rumor Mill: Update on Dolph Ziggler's future in the WWE

Johny Payne
27.21K   //    30 Aug 2017, 23:35 IST

Ziggler may be leaving the WWE very soon.
Ziggler may be leaving the WWE very soon.

What’s the story?

As reported by, Dolph Ziggler is set to leave the WWE after his contract with the promotion runs out in October of this year. On that note, all signs point to Ziggler not renewing his contract with the WWE, since he intends to try his luck in Japan and the indies as well as in comedy, acting and television presenting.

Additionally, the Showoff, who was said to be sitting out his contract without making TV appearances for the WWE, returned to the company’s main roster television programming for a brief period of time in order to put over Bobby Roode. This development is being attributed to the fact that Rusev, who was supposed to put over Roode, is already unhappy with the jobber status he’s been accorded as of late in the WWE.

In case you didn’t know…

Dolph Ziggler, whose real name is Nicholas Nemeth, has performed for the WWE since 2004.

The 37-year-old once held the World Heavyweight Championship but has been relegated to the lower-tier of the WWE food chain in recent times.

The heart of the matter

Dolph Ziggler’s return to WWE’s on-screen programming is being reported as short-lived given the fact that he plans to continue his professional wrestling career in Japan and the independent pro-wrestling circuit.

Furthermore, the WWE veteran is said to be itching to give his career as a comedian and Hollywood star a go owing to which he plans to part ways with the WWE. 

Besides, Ziggler seems to be filling in for Rusev, in order to lose to recent SmackDown debutante Bobby Roode and put the latter over.

What’s next?

Dolph Ziggler presently performs for the WWE’s SmackDown brand. His contract with the company reportedly expires in October of this year.

Author’s take

Dolph Ziggler has been one of the most consistent performers in the WWE for a long time.

Should he choose to pursue a career outside the WWE, we wish him good luck and hope he finds what he’s looking for, be it pro-wrestling or Hollywood.  

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