The wrestling world was in for a major shock last night following the Stamford-based promotion’s recent move. Just three days after the staff layoffs following the formation of TKO Group Holdings, WWE announced extensive talent cuts. WWE superstar Dolph Zigglerwas one of the many people who were released by the company.
Immediately after the news broke out, many wrestlers and fans were shattered and expressed their gratitude towards Ziggler. 16-time World Champion John Cena also paid his respect to the former World Champion. He took to his social media and wrote, “One thousand five hundred and fifty four matches. @HEELZiggler#Respect.”
In his tweet, John Cena remarked about the number of matches Dolph Ziggler had wrestled in his nearly two-decade-long WWE career. He showed his respect for the veteran, as the two had a long history in the company. Furthermore, Ziggler is a top three talent with the highest TV matches in WWE. The Showoff joined the company back in 2004 with a developmental deal.
The 43-year-old superstar’s sudden release from the company left several fans upset. He was let go just a year before completing 20 years with the company. Many WWE superstars and veterans expressed their gratitude towards him through their social media posts. There is no denying that The Showoff has had a Hall of Fame-worthy career in the Stamford-based promotion.
John Cena likely to team up with AJ Styles against The Bloodline at WWE Fastlane
A few weeks ago, John Cena was seen reigniting his feud with The Bloodline on WWE SmackDown. Although he has not been officially advertised for WWE’s upcoming premium live event, Fastlane, there is a high possibility that Cena might potentially team up with AJ Styles to take down The Bloodline members.
Tension arose between the 16-time World Champion and The Bloodline after Jimmy Uso interrupted John Cena on the September 1 edition of SmackDown. On the same night, the former was confronted by AJ Styles’ in a backstage segment.
Last week, the Phenomenal One came to the aid of the 46-year-old after the latter was at the wrong end of The Bloodline’s beatdown. The duo also battled with Jimmy and Solo in a dark match following SmackDown. Cena’s recent schedule with WWE is up until October 27, so there are high chances that he might be featured in Fastlane.
Subhasish Deb is an editor and content writer for the WWE column at FirstSportz. He has been working as a news correspondent in the sports industry for two years, doing live coverage of all the exclusive Premium Live Events. He has been a passionate WWE fan and grew up watching it from a very young age. Besides, Deb is a creative writer well versed in literary devices.
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