Dolph Ziggler Assumed He Was Fired Following WWE Raw Segment

Dolph Ziggler Assumed He Was Fired Following WWE Raw Segment

Current WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champion Dolph Ziggler thought he’d be fired following a famous segment on WWE Raw.

The November 2006 segment saw D-Generation X write the Spirit Squad off TV by putting them into containers and ‘shipping them off’ to OVW (WWE’s developmental territory at the time).

A Twitter user asked Ziggler if he ever thought he’d be a singles wrestler while he was in the Spirit Squad, to which he replied:

No. when dx stuffed us in a box & we were taken off tv, I assumed I was fired

Fortunately, this was not the case, and ‘Nicky’ re-emerged on the main roster as Dolph Ziggler in September 2008 and went on to have a pretty historic career.

Ziggler is currently one half of the SmackDown Tag Team Champions along with Robert Roode, and they defend their title on the April 9 SmackDown in a four-way against the Street Profits, Chad Gable & Otis, and Dominik & Rey Mysterio.

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3 years ago by Liam Winnard


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