Category: Smackdown Live
Dolph Ziggler comes out to the stage and he has a mic. Dolph says all of you here tonight and the WWE Universe have no appreciation for what he can do in the ring. You would rather sit on your hands and sit unsatisfied with the greatest performer in WWE history in front of you. Shame on all of you. You don’t want him. You would rather have some dumb gimmick.
Dolph goes to the back. John Cena’s music plays and Dolph Ziggler comes out wearing a John Cena hat. Dolph asks if that worked for you. You saw right through that. How about some nostalgia. Dolph goes to the back and . . . Randy Savage’s music plays. Dolph asks if you are not buying that because you usually buy that nostalgia crap.
Dolph asks for the lights to be turned down. Naomi’s music plays and Dolph comes out with a Naomi glowing wig. Dolph asks if this is what has come to. Anyone can do what he just did. Anybody. No one can what he does in that ring. Since you couldn’t care less, Dolph says he doesn’t give a damn about you. You all make him sick.
Backstage: We go to the interview area and Dolph Ziggler is there. Dolph is asked about the new side of him that he was going to reveal. He says we are in Little Rock so you can expect nothing. He is asked what has motivated his desire for change. He says being the best athlete in Sports Entertainment but having nothing to show in ten years. He says he is a star. People get distracted by twinkling lights, sequinned jackets, and the John Cena hand gesture.
Dolph asks if you want to see him playing a guitar or riding a motorcyle to the ring. He can get on a dumb four wheeler like Stone Cold and he can spill beers on himself. He can have paint poured on him and ignore that he is a charisma vaccum. He can have a beautiful woman escort him to the ring. He can be a superhero. If you want all flash and no substance, you will get that next week.
Backstage: Dasha welcomes back the returning Dolph Ziggler. He is asked what are we to expect from Dolph Ziggler. He says he is excited to reestablish himself in a…backstage segment. He says he was watching a lot of Raw and Smackdown. He has unlocked the key to what it takes to be a star in WWE. He says he is going to start singing. He is going to play the guitar. He will rap. He will dance around like an idiot. He says he will have a single spotlight and lasers. He will have a big fancy robe. He will have beautiful women escort him to the ring, not any woman, but a woman who glows in the dark. Dolph says that is what he plans on doing…next week.
Number One Contender Battle Royal for a United States Title Match at Background featuring Sami Zayn, AJ Styles, Luke Harper, Dolph Ziggler, Tye Dillinger, Erick Rowan, Jason Jordan, Sin Cara, Epico, Konnor, Viktor, Fandango, Tyler Breeze, Mojo Rawley, and Zack Ryder
Everyone pairs off as the match starts. Ryder battles with Dillinger in the corner. Ziggler is sent to the apron but he returns to the ring and Zayn goes after Ziggler and sends him to the apron again. Viktor tries to eliminate Fandango but Fandango is back into the ring. Styles is sent to the apron but he returns to the ring. Rowan works over Cara while Jordan battles with Ryder. Harper and Konnor battle and Harper clotheslines Ziggler on the apron to eliminate him.
Winner: AJ Styles
Dolph Ziggler versus Shinsuke Nakamura
Ziggler tries for the leg and Nakamura misses a kick. Ziggler grabs the leg and Nakamura with a waist lock. Ziggler with a standing switch. Nakamura with a standing switch and Nakamura goes for the arm but Ziggler gets out of the hold and goes to the floor. Nakamura with a wrist lock but Ziggler with a waist lock and rollup for a near fall. Ziggler with another near fall. Ziggler tries for a punch on the break but Nakamura moves and he challenges Ziggler. Nakamura with a kick and forearm to the head. Nakamura with a cravate and a knee to the midsection followed by a kick. Nakamura with boots in the corner. Nakamura misses a splash into the corner but he avoids a drop kick. Ziggler sends Nakamura into the ring post. Ziggler with a drop kick for a near fall. Ziggler with a wrist lock and he rakes the face and kicks Nakamura in the shoulder. Ziggler runs his boot across the face. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock. Nakamura with punches but Ziggler kicks Nakamura in the knee. Nakamura with a back drop that sends Ziggler over the top rope to the floor and we go to commercial.
We are back and Ziggler with a reverse chin lock. Nakamura misses a round kick but he hits an enzuigiri. Nakamura and Ziggler miss with punches but Ziggler pulls Nakamura down by the hair. Nakamura with a knee to the midsection and a kick to the back. Nakamura with kicks to the chest and Nakamura with a flying boot to Ziggler. Nakamura puts Ziggler on the turnbuckles and he connects with a running knee to the midsection. Nakamura gets a near fall. Nakamura with knees to the ribs. Nakamura with a front face lock and he hits a gourdbuster. Nakamura sets for Kinshasa but Ziggler moves and kicks Nakamura in the knee. Ziggler with a Fameasser for a near fall. Ziggler sets for a super kick but Nakamura moves. Ziggler with a rollup for a near fall. Nakamura with a cross arm breaker but Ziggler wtih a rake of the eyes. Nakamura with kicks to the arm and Ziggler lands on his feet on a reverse exploder. Ziggler with a Zig Zag and Nakamura kicks out. Ziggler with a sleeper on Nakamura. Ziggler adds a body scissors. Nakamura gets to his feet. Nakamura with a snap mare and a running boot to the back of the head. Nakamura sets for Kinshasa and he hits it for the three count.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura