No Mercy 2016 Preview: Dolph puts his career on the line against The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship

Frustrated by coming up short in one big-match scenario after another, Dolph Ziggler has agreed to risk it all and put his career on the line against Intercontinental Champion The Miz at WWE No Mercy.

If The Showoff wins, the monkey is off his back and the prestigious Intercontinental Title is around his waist. However, if Ziggler loses, he must hang up his boots.

The A-Lister goaded Ziggler into accepting the perilous stipulation on the Sept. 27 edition of SmackDown LIVE in Cleveland, with both Superstars’ parents in attendance. Though The Showoff was initially reluctant, he soon declared that if he couldn’t defeat The Miz once and for all, then he didn’t deserve to have a career.

Ziggler has earned plenty of hardware during his time in WWE, winning the World Heavyweight Championship twice and the Intercontinental Title four times. Yet, the records books of late reflect a different story. He failed to dethrone The Miz in back-to-back weeks, albeit due to the underhanded tactics of The A-Lister and his wife, Maryse. (The Miz and Maryse illegally sprayed a substance in Ziggler’s eyes, behind the referee’s back, in both matches.)

At WWE No Mercy, The Showoff will have one more chance to win when it matters most. With his career in jeopardy, will Ziggler prove to be a clutch performer? Or will The Miz and Maryse find another way to stop The Showoff and, in the process, end Ziggler’s career on a sour note, cementing a legacy of “what if’s”?

Don’t miss out when The Miz puts his Intercontinental Title on the line against Dolph Ziggler’s career at WWE No Mercy, live on WWE Network Sunday, Oct. 9, at 8 ET/5 PT.


Smackdown Live: Results and Photos for September 27th, 2016

Smackdown Live: Results and Photos for September 27th, 2016

Miz says his wife informed him that Dolph Ziggler’s parents are in the crowd. He says this must be really hard for you because you created a world class elite level loser.

Dolph’s music plays and he comes into the ring. Dolph says Miz can say what he wants to him but you don’t talk to his parents, his friends, or his city. If you need to say it, say it to his face. Miz says he has said it over and over. Dolph says Miz has cheated over and over. Miz asks if it will say in the record books that Miz cheated? It will say Miz is a champion and a movie star. What will it say about your career Dolph? You are a loser. When will your mediocre career end? You are just like that guy who opens things and finds a way to lose. Miz says he would be embarrassed if he had Ziggler’s career. Miz says Dolph and his family should be embarrassed of him and his career because he did nothing with it of late. You keep losing and losing. Miz says he feels sorry for Dolph. Miz says he is done because he figures it is time for Dolph to ask for one more match, but the answer is no. Dolph has nothing for him unless he is wiling to give up his career.

Miz leaves the ring and he stops by Dolph’s family and says they must be so proud. Dolph tells Mike to wait. He says this is all he has. A few minutes a night 300 nights a year is all he has. This is what he loves. Things you love do not love you back. You can give and give and give but you get nothing in return. People come up to you and ask you why are you still here. It is because he can’t stop. It is a sickness. He thought his career would end up bigger. He cannot stop himself. Dolph says you put that title up one more time. Dolph says he will put up his entire career.

Miz wants to make sure that he heard Dolph correctly. He says that if you lose, you don’t go to Raw or NXT or take a sabbatical. You will be done with WWE. Dolph says your title . . . my career. He either walks out champion or he is done. Either way, he is put out of his misery. Miz accepts the match.

Meet Dolph This Tuesday at Aaron’s in Cleveland!

Come meet WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler at the Aaron’s store this Tuesday, September 27th in Cleveland, Ohio!

When: September 27th from 11am to 1pm
Where: Aaron’s store at 3558 Mayfield Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Please note: Autographs are first come, first served.

Smackdown Fallout: September 20th, 2016 – Dolph Ziggler is at a loss of words

Smackdown Live: Results and Photos for September 20th, 2016

Smackdown Live: Results and Photos for September 20th, 2016

Backstage: Renee Young is with Dolph Ziggler. She asks him about his match against Miz and how will it be different. Dolph says it always ends up the same. He will give everything he has to win and he says anything can happen tonight. Dolph says they have their resident Brangelina with Miz and Maryse. He is a coward and cheater. He calls Miz a scumbag, but he is also the champion. Miz desperately clings to his title. Dolph says he is desperate to prove he belongs. Dolph says he was not supposed to be World Champion but he is. He was not supposed to be a Kent State Hall of Famer but he is. He will shut up Miz and take that title. He says he will win the whole thing.

Dolph Ziggler versus Miz (with Maryse) for the Intercontinental Title
Ziggler goes for the leg and gets a near fall. Ziggler with an elbow and body scissors but Miz gets to the ropes. Miz pushes Ziggler and Ziggler pushes back. Ziggler wtih a waist lock take down and he gets a near fall. Miz goes to the floor and Ziggler follows. Miz misses an elbow drop and Ziggler with punches to the back of the head and he applies a sleeper on Miz but Miz gets to the ropes and the floor. Ziggler follows and he connects with a clothesline. Miz with a drop kick when Maryse distracts Ziggler. Miz with a drop kick to send Ziggler to the floor. Miz sends Ziggler into the ringside barrier. Miz sends Ziggler back into the ring and Miz goes up top and hits a double sledge. Miz sets for the Skull Crushing Finale but Ziggler with elbows to escape the hold. Ziggler goes for the hesitation DDT but Miz throws Ziggler to the mat. Miz with kicks that remind people of Daniel Bryan. Ziggler with punches after blocking a kick and Ziggler is sent shoulder first into the ring post. Miz with a running boot to the head for a near fall. Miz stretches Ziggler and puts his head against the spine. Miz puts his knee in Ziggler’s back. Ziggler wtih a reversal and Miz reverses back. Ziggler with a chop. Ziggler wtih two flying clotheslines and a splash into the corner. Miz sends Ziggler into the ring post shoulder first. Miz with a running drop kick into the corner and he hits a second one. Miz hits the Awesome Clothesline and he goes up top but Ziggler hits a drop kick as Miz comes off the turnbuckles and both men are down. Ziggler with a kick and he tries for a Fameasser but Miz blocks it and hot shots Ziggler and he tries for the Skull Crushing Finale but Ziggler with a snap mare and hesitation DDT for a near fall. Ziggler clotheslines Miz and both men go over the top rope to the floor and we go to commercial. Continue reading

Smackdown Live: Results and Photos for September 13th, 2016

Smackdown Live: Results and Photos for September 13th, 2016

Miz says for weeks Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, and most of the WWE Universe has been calling him a coward. Miz says you can call him a coward because he walked out of Backlash with his wife by his side and the Intercontinental Title on his shoulder. He says he has held the title longer than Pat Patterson, Triple H, and Dolph Ziggler. He has made it more prestigious than it ever was. Dolph Ziggler interrupts and he says it is a funny thing that Miz is holding the title belt while trying to act like he is the champion. You know deep down inside that no matter what you do, any Superstar in the back who has laughed, you know why. The WWE Universe will never see you as a top guy. You will never ever be a true main eventer. They will always see through you Miz.

Miz says he is the main event on every show he is on. If he lived and died based on the fans, put him six feet under, just like Dolph’s career. Dolph says he is at a crossroads in his career. Miz is crushing it, but you will always have that asterisk by your name, just like your win at Backlash. Do you really want to earn some respect? He asks for one more match. No gimmicks, no valets, no girlfriends, no wives, no Maryse, no stunt doubles . . . just you and me. Maryse want to get Dolph to clarify what he is saying. Maryse wants to make sure that she is hearing that Dolph wants another match.

Daniel Bryan’s music plays and he makes his way onto the stage. Daniel says he could not shut his mouth while Miz’ wife was talking. He says Maryse cheated and she is the only reason Miz is still the champion. He says Dolph will get his rematch. Miz says that Dolph did not earn the right to be the number one contender in the first place and he does not deserve a rematch. Miz says he wants his title renegotiated and Daniel will not get what he wants until Miz gets what he wants. Miz says the title will not be defended until he gets what he wants. He will be calling his own shots and there is nothing that Daniel can do about it. Miz leaves the ring with Maryse when Daniel enters the ring.

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