Since making his ostentatious return to WWE via a series of vicious attacks on and melodramatic promos toward WWE Champion Kofi Kingston, Dolph Ziggler has been just a little self-important. He tried his hardest to defeat the champ and validate his claims that it “should’ve been him,” but after several attempts, was ultimately unable to do so.
When Kingston turned out to be an impossible hill to climb, Ziggler turned his attention toward Kevin Owens. And suffered an embarrassing 17-second loss at Extreme Rules thanks to Owens’ stunning new finishing move.
But the ever-confident Dolph Ziggler was not dissuaded in the slightest. Overcome with a blind determination to show that he’s a major player in WWE, Ziggler attacked The Miz during an episode of Miz TV, then superkicked Shawn Michaels, who is quite obviously Ziggler’s role model (though Dolph denies it).
Many Superstars were enraged by Ziggler’s actions, including Seth Rollins and Finn Bálor, who each made an attempt to teach Ziggler some respect, but were stopped in their tracks by Brock Lesnar and The Fiend, respectively. Neither Lesnar nor The Fiend was particularly interested in helping Ziggler with their actions, Ziggler simply happened to be in the right place at the right time.
Since Ziggler has yet to suffer any sort of consequences for his monstrous behavior, The Miz and HBK devised a plan.
Last night on Raw, Dolph Ziggler came to the ring to sign a contract for what he thought was a Summerslam match against The Miz. However, once he had signed, The Miz revealed that he would not be in the match at all. For a brief moment, Ziggler thought he had scored a match against the two-time Hall of Famer, but then the truth became clear.
The Miz and Shawn had tricked Ziggler into agreeing to a match against none other than Goldberg.
Before Dolph Ziggler had a chance to escape, Goldberg was making his way toward the ring to sign his part of the contract. Ziggler managed to get away with just a threat from Goldberg but was so distracted by the horrifying situation he had gotten himself into, ran straight into Shawn Michaels’ Sweet Chin Music.
If anything can humble Dolph Ziggler, it’s a Jackhammer from Goldberg, which he will undoubtedly be receiving this Sunday at Summerslam.
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