Summerslam *Spoiler* Kent State grad gets his title shot?

Discussion in 'PPV's & Specials' started by Solid Snake, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. CLEVELAND, Ohio – It looks like WWE's SummerSlam will be an Ohio affair.

    The event is taking place at Barclays Center in New York City. But one of the main events will feature two Ohio boys battling it out for the WWE Heavyweight Championship.

    Current WWE champ and Cincinnati native Dean Ambrose will defend his title against Cleveland native Dolph Ziggler. The latter earned his spot during SmackDown Live on Tuesday night, winning a six-pack No.1 contenders match.

    Ziggler has long been identified with Northeast Ohio, typically receiving the biggest ovation from WWE crowds during hometown events. He was most recently here during the Republican National Convention.

    Kent State University will induct Ziggler into its Varsity "K" Hall of Fame this September in honor of his accomplishments at the school. Ziggler, real name Nicholas Nemeth, was a three-time All-Mid-American Conference champion at Kent State.

    For some, WWE's choice of Ziggler to face Ambrose at SummerSlam was a shock. Many expected John Cena, Bray Wyatt, AJ Styles or, really, anyone else to get the nod.

    But WWE has promoted its new brand split between SmackDown and Raw as a new era. Apparently, that means Ziggler finally getting the push he should have received after his standout year of 2014.

    SummerSlam 2016 takes place Sunday, Aug. 21 on the WWE Network.


    I do not understand what their plan is here. I just don't get it... Unless they are legit giving Ziggler a run, but why now!? And why when Ambrose is holding the title? It don't make sense to me. Am I missing something here?
  2. "are we still doing phrasing"

  3. I say this, although seems weird, could work into a storyline leading to a Ziggler heel turn possibly before or after SS. I mean, Ziggler can put on good matches and Dean can too. So for that reason I am looking forward to a match between them. But for now, I really just rather sit back and wait for a story to be told.
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  4. Had Ziggy superkicked Ambrose as soon as he got in the ring and turned heel, I would've marked hard.

    But, I doubt this is more than just a one-off feud. DZ's been booked as a joke for quite a while. Ambrose wins clean as a sheet at SummerSlam.
  5. Ziggler wins and Reigns screws over Ambrose to set up the first big feud between the two shows. Calling it now.

    ETA: Ziggler loses it next ppv MAX via a serious job. It must be contract time?
  6. I guess it's better than a Finn Balor title shot over on the B show RAW.. I don't hate Ziggler as much as i use to, so i'm good with this.
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  7. I'm glad Dolph Ziggler is getting a shot at the title, at a major event. The only problem I have with this, is that Dolph seems like he was thrown in, at a random moment. He wasn't built-up, and the entire night he was basically just saying that's a loser, but a good loser. It was kind of stupid. I would've been satisfied if anyone in the 6 pack challenge, would've won.

    I also think that Ziggler winning is proving the basis for SmackDown's new purpose, and that's where the established stars go to get that final push to the top. Guys like Bray Wyatt, Dolph Ziggler and AJ Styles who have the potential to be major stars, are the ones who would've gotten lost in the shuffle. So it's good for Ziggler to prove the cause while Finn Balor showed that RAW is the place that young stars make their name.

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