|WWE® Superstar Dolph Ziggler™’s Schedule:|
12:00PM – 1:00PM - Photo Ops – VIP’s 1st then General Admission
1:000PM - 2:30PM - Autograph Signing – VIP’s 1st then General Admission
2:30PM - 3:00PM - Dolph Ziggler, AJ Lee & Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat Panel in Room 50
Dolph Ziggler is the kind of guy that makes other guys clutch their girlfriends a little closer. Not that it would help — the guy is slimier than his slicked-back blond hair.
An accomplished amateur wrestler, Ziggler set school records for wins at St. Edward’s High School in Ohio, and again at Kent State University before parlaying his skills into a WWE contract. In 2008, this braggart first introduced himself to the WWE Universe by glad-handing every Superstar on Raw. Successfully introduced to just about everyone on the roster, Ziggler really made a name for himself after the 2009 Draft moved him to SmackDown, where he perfected his unctuous image and proved his mettle in high-profile contests against the likes of Rey Mysterio and John Morrison. In 2010, he defeated Kofi Kingston for his first big win, the Intercontinental Championship with shrill girlfriend–turned–“business associate” Vickie Guerrero attached to his side.
In 2011, Ziggler broke into WWE’s upper echelon during a string of contests against Edge, in a rivalry that netted Ziggler a controversial, and short-lived, World Heavyweight Championship. It lasted less than 12 minutes. From there, he returned to Raw in the 2011 Draft, ultimately capturing the U.S. Championship and facing off with some of the ring’s top stars, like Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan and Kofi Kingston.
Summer 2012 brought with it one of Ziggler’s most impressive accomplishments. In a wild Money in the Bank Ladder Match for a World Heavyweight Championship contract, The Showoff managed to beat out seven other Superstars in the climb to the coveted briefcase, giving him a guaranteed title opportunity at any point in the next year.
As 2012 drew to a close, The Showoff ditched Guerrero for his new squeeze, AJ Lee, who helped him defeat John Cena in a brutal Ladder Match at WWE TLC. The passionate Diva didn’t come alone, though, bringing along her monstrous friend, Big E Langston.
The night after WrestleMania 29, Ziggler finally cashed in his Money in the Bank contract, capitalizing on an ailing Del Rio, who was wounded by his previous match with Jack Swagger. After hitting Del Rio with a Zig Zag, The Showoff captured his second World Heavyweight Title and celebrated with AJ Lee and Langston! Ziggler held the title high, showing off the prize that truly shows the WWE Universe how damn good he is.
The confident Showoff was set to defend his title at Extreme Rules, but a kick from Jack Swagger left him unable to compete, with a concussion and retrograde amnesia. While recuperating, Ziggler watched from home as Del Rio earned the No. 1 contendership and entered a rivalry with Langston, who’s traded victories with the Mexican hero. On the June 2 edition of Raw, a convalescing Ziggler issued a warning to his top challenger via the WWE App, letting Del Rio know that he’d be seeing him “soon.”
Ziggler is proving there’s no limit to his arrogance, no filter to his condescension and no ceiling to his talent. He’s good, he knows it and, unfortunately, he wants you to know it, too.
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