He hasn’t been on WWE television much lately, but most assumed Dolph Ziggler would find his way back onto our screens some Monday, Tuesday, or Friday night in the not-too-distant future. The company never saw The Show Off as the main eventer his biggest fans did, but he’d proven his worth as a talented & versatile team player over & over. Most of us figured Ziggler for a WWE lifer.
Ziggler’s name appearing on the “no longer with WWE” list surprised a lot of folks, including his now-former co-workers. A lot of them reacted on social media, including some of the biggest names in the business.
We already shared John Cena’s message about his former on-screen rival. Cena’s was followed by another of the biggest names in the history of the business, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Rocky’s post on X was to all the released talent, but he used it to shine a bright spotlight on Dolph:
Just seeing all these releases now.— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 22, 2023
These days so f’n tough for the ones who gave their all to our crazy world of pro wrestling. Like @HEELZiggler.
What a decorated @WWE career and I’ll always be a supporter and fan. Can’t wait to see what he (and everyone) does next… #onward pic.twitter.com/uc5vXNxxNk
Another former WWE champ added his thoughts. And seeing as Big E was once Ziggler’s muscle in their group with AJ Lee, he was able to praise Dolph for more than just his stellar ring work and impressive resume of accomplishments:
I was so immensely fortunate to start my time on the main roster next to @HEELZiggler. I learned so many lessons about this craft by watching and listening. One of the smoothest workers I’ve ever been in the ring with. Thank you for everything you’ve done for me, Zig Man.— Ettore “Big E” Ewen (@WWEBigE) September 21, 2023
Cena, Rock & E were just a few of the wrestlers shouting out Dolph Ziggler (real name Nick Nemeth) yesterday:
I’m a major @HEELZiggler guy.— Shawn Spears™️ (@ShawnSpears) September 21, 2023
He’s the man.
Now, wrestle me.
Nemeth— The Realest Swerve Strickland (@swerveconfident) September 21, 2023
Based on these, we don’t think Dolph will be out of work too long if he chooses to get back in the squared circle with another company.