If you haven’t been watching SmackDown for the past month, Dolph Ziggler’s got a new schtick.
Well, it’s really not new - it’s essentially the heel version of his Show-Off gimmick, where fans are idiots for not appreciating his talent (as opposed to the face version, where management are idiots for not appreciating his talent).
What is new is that to prove how the WWE Universe are idiots for accusing him of phoning it when he’s stealing the show, he’s impersonating past and present wrestlers he feels are all style and no substance - to show how we value the wrong things.
On Tuesday night (Sept. 12) in Las Vegas, that included an impression of WWE Hall of Famer Ultimate Warrior:
The trick was, seated front row behind the announce desk was Warrior’s widow - and current WWE Ambassador - Dana.
She didn’t like it.
.@HEELZiggler Disrespect my husband again while I'm watching front row you'll see this Warrior Girl make an entrance... #wwe #smackdown pic.twitter.com/Al0CHoO4pA— Dana Warrior (@DanaWarriorWWE) September 13, 2017
Now, all involved knew Warrior would be there, so she clearly was aware of what Ziggler had planned and is reacting as instructed - or at least in a way that’s equally cleared.
But give her credit for selling it:
Twist ending #SDLive pic.twitter.com/1lrhG64kUL— Ben Penrod @VACA (@AwesomestBen) September 13, 2017