WWE superstar's brother a suspect in murder case

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According to reports from Cleveland.com, the younger brother of WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler is currently the suspect in a murder case.

Donald Nemeth, 29, is being sought by Cleveland authorities in connection to the death of US Marine Corp veteran Joseph Mascol on January 23, 2016, the publication reported today. At the time of writing, he was not believed to be in police custody.

It is thought that Nemeth - one of two younger brothers of Ziggler (real name Nicholas Nemeth) - had attempted to rob Mascol before fatally shooting him later the same day. The 34-year-old victim was found dead in a hallway of the University Hotel and Suites in Cleveland.


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There is one other individual currently identified by authorities as a person of interest alongside the WWE star's brother. Police are said to be still working on identifying him.

Wrestling past

Like Dolph and his other brother Ryan, Donald has a history in wrestling. According to a Twitter post by Ryan, the youngest sibling was "a very talented amateur wrestler" and is "the biggest one in the family".

Unlike his brothers, however, Donald never made it to the WWE. Ziggler is by far the most successful wrestler in the family having held various titles on eight separate occasions in almost a decade on the organisation's main roster. 

Ryan Nemeth also spent time in the company, wrestling as the Briley Price character in the WWE's NXT development brand between 2012 and 2013 before being released.

With police still looking to detain Donald, they have urged anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts to get in touch with the city's homicide detectives via the phone number 216-623-5464.


At this stage, Dolph Ziggler is yet to comment on the situation and that will likely remain the case as he prepares for a match at this weekend's Payback pay-per-view against Baron Corbin. 

Corbin was only promoted to the WWE's main roster at WrestleMania 32 where he ended up winning the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Since then, though, he has secured several victories over Ziggler.

'The Showoff' will, therefore, be looking to set the record straight in Illinois this weekend. Whether he will be affected by the issues concerning his brother remains to be seen.

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