Ziggler takes part in a sit down interview with WWE.com to discuss his regaining the WWE Intercontinental Championship at TLC.
I knew, I KNEW if I could get my hands back on that Intercontinental Championship and make it mean to them (the WWE fans) what it means to me, I knew that it would just start a rebirth for the Intercontinental title.
Ziggler defeats Harper in a singles competition ladder match at WWE TLC on pay-per-view to reclaim the Intercontinental Championship. Ziggler picks up the victory by climbing the ladder and retrieving the championship belt suspended above the ring at sixteen minutes and forty-five seconds.
Ziggler talks to WWE.com about his recent push in WWE and the dedication he puts into his craft.
Nobody works harder than me in the ring, no one steals the show more often and no one gets better reactions for a guy who’s not even part of huge storylines. People can pick and choose what they want out of it, but I feel like I’m a modern day Renaissance man of anything you could want me to do … except be six inches taller.
WWE announces that Ziggler will receive another rematch for the Intercontinental Championship against Harper at TLC on pay-per-view on December 14th. The bout will be contested as a ladder match.
WWE takes to Facebook to announce that Ziggler will get his rematch for the Intercontinental Championship against Harper on the November 28th edition of Smackdown. This will be the first match between the two since Harper obtained the championship on November 17th.
Ziggler is a guest on Talk is Jericho to discuss his ring name, The Spirit Squad gimmick and Kenny Dykstra.
He (Dykstra) came to OVW when he was 18 or 19 and he was showing me stuff and teaching me behind the scenes things that you don’t learn until you’re 35. I learned a lot from tagging with him.
Miz rolls up Ziggler and latches his tights to score the dirty pin and reclaim the WWE Intercontinental Championship at Night of Champions.
Ziggler talks to WWE.com about pranking The Big Show as part of the site’s Greatest Pranks series.
Long time ago, in The Spirit Squad, we had a rivalry going with Big Show & Kane. We used a Subway sandwich, a six-inch cold-cut combo, left it in the middle of the ring and used a microphone cord to make a giant loop, almost how you would catch something in a cartoon. Like, you have to catch it in a rope. So we made a giant loop, put the sandwich in the middle trying to catch him, and thought it would be funny if maybe we caught (Big Show), and we’d all go pull the rope and we’d fall down like a ‘Three Stooges” bit. Long story short: He grabbed the sandwich, fell for the trick and we caught him.
WWE announces that WWE Intercontinental champion, Dolph Ziggler will face The Miz in a rematch for the championship at Night of Champions on September 21st.
Ziggler defeats The Miz at Summerslam to capture the Intercontinental championship. Miz:
When you step in the ring with someone like Dolph Ziggler, he’s fast, he’s quick, he’s a technical master in the ring. He was Kent State University’s most-winning wrestler. I know these days, because I’ve studied his moves inside and out. I know every weakness that he could possibly throw at me. But it’s just one of those situations where you really want to go into SummerSlam, and you really want to be remembered.
Miz captures the WWE Intercontinental Championship at WWE Battleground in an over-the-top-rope elimination battle royal. Miz last eliminates Ziggler at fourteen minutes and thirty seconds for the victory.
Ziggler defeats Langston for the WWE Intercontinental Championship on Main Event. Ziggler picks up the pinfall victory at seven minutes and two seconds.
Ziggler defeats Del Rio and Sheamus in triple threat action on WWE Main Event to earn a shot at the Intercontinental Championship. Ziggler picks up the pinfall victory on Del Rio at fourteen minutes and thirty seconds.
Ziggler talks to The Democrat Tribune about motivation and character development.
There are days when you don’t feel good, you may be a little banged up or you’ve had 10 flight delays in the same day. If I was a fan sitting in the audience, I’d be disappointed if a top star didn’t wrestle.
Ziggler talks to CBS-19 about The Spirit Squad and WWE under-utilizing talent.
There’s a million guys that don’t always get the spotlight… I’ve worked 100 jobs in my life and I’ve never been with more hard working people that aren’t just in it for themselves, they’re in it for the fans and for the respect of their peers.
Ziggler talks to NOLA.com about Wrestlemania.
Shawn Michaels vs. the Undertaker at WrestleMania XXV (won by the Undertaker). They could have just had a good match, and we would all still be talking about it. But they went out and had one of the best storytelling matches of all-time. I went into the crowd and just watched it
Ambrose retains the WWE United States Championship by defeating Ziggler in singles competition at Night of Champions. Ambrose picks up the pinfall victory at nine minutes and forty-five seconds.
Del Rio retains the World Heavyweight Championship at WWE Money in the Bank against Ziggler in singles competition. Del Rio is disqualified due to interference from Lee.
Cena defeats Del Rio in a special WWE Champion vs World Heavyweight Champion match on Monday Night RAW. Cena picks up the pinfall victory over Del Rio after a distraction by Ziggler at fifteen minutes and fifty seconds.
Team Hell No defeat Ziggler and Langston in tag team action to retain the WWE World Tag Team Championships at Wrestlemania 29. Bryan picks up the pinfall victory over Ziggler to score the titles at six minutes and fifteen seconds.
Ziggler talks to XFinity about cashing in his Money in the Bank title shot.
You know, I’ve seen it before where it wasn’t exactly quite how I wanted it yet, so I can’t guarantee that’s going to happen. Cause when I cash this in, I’m not cashing it in to maybe win. It’s going to happen. So, somebody has to be out pretty cold for me to get back in there.
Ziggler talks to Comcast part time wrestlers headlining Wrestlemania instead of full-time wrestlers.
It really pisses me off. But, it also is good business. Every year a part timer comes back, but there’s a reason that they’re back. Whether it’s the fans want to see them, if they’re a draw, if they’re a movie star, there’s a reason that they’re back. They’re not back just to do it. There’s business to be had. And it pisses me off and it motivates me a hundred percent. It makes me want to be that guy that they’re begging to come back.
Ziggler discusses his WWE character and fans with The Sydney Morning Herald.
I love doing this, so it’s a character but it’s also me. I really enjoy entertaining and we have people who are getting cheered and doing the right thing, but I’m not a nice guy in person so I enjoy capitalizing on that. I don’t instantly hate everyone who’s a good guy but when I back it up, it makes people that much angrier.
Sheamus retains the World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Ziggler in singles competition at No Way Out. Sheamus picks up the pinfall victory after delivering a Brogue Kick at fifteen minutes and ten seconds.
Truth and Kingston defeat Ziggler and Swagger in tag team action at Over the Limit to retain the WWE World Tag Team Championships. Kingston picks up the pinfall victory over Ziggler after hitting a Trouble in Paradise kick at twelve minutes and thirty-eight seconds.
Ziggler is a guest on The Art of Wrestling to discuss wrestling names and Ric Flair.
I was going by Nic without a “K” at the end. I’d wear a shirt with no “K” but then the banner on the screen would read Nick with a “K”. It was an homage to Ric Flair. I’m a huge Flair fan so obviously, it was a bit of a tribute to him.
Punk defeats Ziggler in singles competition at WWE Royal Rumble on pay-per-view to retain the WWE Championship. Punk picks up the pinfall victory after delivering a “GTS” at fourteen minutes and thirty seconds.
Ryder defeats Ziggler in singles competition at WWE TLC on pay-per-view to become the United States Champion. Ryder picks up the pinfall victory after delivering a “Rough Ryder” at ten minutes and twenty-five seconds.
Ziggler defeats Morrison in singles competition at WWE Survivor Series to retain the United States Championship. Ziggler picks up the pinfall victory after delivering a “Zig Zag” at ten minutes and forty-five seconds.
Ziggler defeats Ryder in singles competition at WWE Vengeance on pay-per-view to retain the United States Championship. Ziggler picks up the pinfall victory after delivering a superkick at five minutes and fifty-nine seconds.
Kingston and Bourne defeat Swagger and Ziggler in two-on-two action at WWE Vengeance on pay-per-view to retain the WWE Tag Team Championships. Bourne picks up the pinfall victory over Ziggler after hitting “Air Bourne” at thirteen minutes and nineteen seconds.
Wrestlemania 27 is held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta Georgia. The event is hosted by The Rock and features Sheamus vs Daniel Bryan, The Undertaker vs Triple H, Cody Rhodes vs Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton vs CM Punk, John Morrison, Trish Stratus and Snooki vs LayCool and Dolph Ziggler and The Miz vs John Cena.
Ziggler defeats Punk in singles competition on WWE Monday Night RAW via count out. Due to the circumstances of the victory, Ziggler does not become the champion. The match ends at thirteen minutes.
Ziggler is born in Cleveland, Ohio despite being billed from Hollywood, Florida in WWE. Ziggler pursues amateur wrestling in high school. He holds the school record for most pins in a high school career, 82.