Dolph Ziggler

Backstage News on Dolph Ziggler’s Release; Vince Not Being High on Him & Interest From AEW

– One of the unexpected releases from WWE last week was the seasoned wrestler Nick Nemeth, who was better known on television as Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler had been a part of WWE since 2004 and had achieved the status of a two-time world champion. However, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Vince McMahon had never held a high regard for him. When Ziggler did capture the championship, McMahon reportedly conveyed to the creative team that it would only be a short-term reign, and Ziggler would not be positioned as a top-tier star. This sentiment persisted in recent years, during which Ziggler saw limited television appearances. Unfortunately, due to his lengthy tenure, he had a “high contract,” which made him vulnerable when WWE needed to trim its roster.

– The Observer also suggests that Ziggler might find his way to AEW in the future. His brother, Ryan Nemeth, is currently part of AEW, and Ziggler has even made recent appearances on “Being the Elite” alongside him. The report draws a parallel between Ziggler and Johnny TV, noting their similar ages and potential roles in AEW if that’s where he lands. Tony Khan, the head of AEW, might have a particular interest in Ziggler, not only for his in-ring skills but also because of his significant recognition among wrestling fans.

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