One long-time Superstar has opened up about his future with WWE.
That Superstar is former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler, who has been with the sports entertainment company for over a decade. He signed with WWE in 2004 and was placed in the company’s developmental brand, OVW. He was called up to the main roster in 2006 during the McMahon - DX storyline. After that storyline ended, the group did as well, and Ziggler has been on his own since then.
During his time with WWE, he has held several different titles. He held the World Tag Team Championship once, United States Championship once, Intercontinental Championship five times, and World Heavyweight Championship twice.
He also won the Money in the Bank ladder match back in 2012 where he would go onto defeat Alberto Del Rio for the World Title on Monday Night Raw in 2013. At one point, many fans thought he was the future of WWE.
Ziggler returned to SmackDown Live on Tuesday night after he had been off WWE television for weeks now. As a result of his absence, there was speculation that there's a repackaging in store for the veteran performer.
He was last seen on SmackDown Live back on July 4th, which saw him compete in the Independence Day Battle Royal that was won by AJ Styles. His last singles match came on June 20, when he lost to Shinsuke Nakamura.
With there being talk of WWE repackaging him, Ziggler shot down those rumors down during a recent interview with Channel Guide Magazine.
"There is all this talk out there about me being repackaged. I don't think I'm doing that," Ziggler said. "It's nice to take a little break and come back fresh. Not matter when or no matter what I'm doing, I think it will be nice," he said. "I've only missed a handful of weeks of work. After a while, you just want to step out. People talking is fine. People are talking about you, so that's a great thing. Some people's jobs are to speculate. So, I can understand that. I'm still excited to be in the ring."
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