Dolph Ziggler was not present on Smackdown Live for the entire pre-Summerslam season. The creative was not able to arrange something meaningful for him and hence decided to keep him off the WWE TV for a while. He was seen performing in dark matches and house shows for a couple of times during this period off.
He returned on TV, once again on the post-Summerslam episode of Smackdown Live and went straight to address the rumours that he might be debuting with a new gimmick. As per his statements, he was about to do the same in the future episodes of the show. However, till date, he has mocked some of the WWE superstars rather than debuting something fresh.
Firstly, Dolph Ziggler was disguised as John Cena to come out in front of the public. Next, he continued to do the same with Macho-Man Randy Savage and the former Smackdown Women’s Champion, Naomi. Last week, he continued to do the same by doing a mockery of two more WWE Superstars.
He did an entrance of Bayley and then followed it up with another one of The Ultimate Warrior. As we have seen, he came out wearing similar attires of the WWE legend and the face-paint that he used to wear and mocked the WWE Hall of Famer for the whole segment.
If that was not it, the show-off took the mic in hand and cut another promo of how people do not value his potential as an in-ring performer. Rather, they want to see him in a new gimmick. Plus, he commented on The Ultimate Warrior with some nasty words. It was quite disrespectful to the late great veteran.
— Dana Warrior (@DanaWarriorWWE) September 13, 2017
His wife, Dana Warrior, was present at the ringside area and did not take the incident, lightly, at all. She gave thumbs down to the segment, as you can see in the twitter picture. As per her statement, the mockery has not gone down well, at all.
Dana was a special guest on the show for being present at the Mae Young Classic finale, and WWE might not have done it without her permission. But, it is clear from her words that she is more than offended by the segment. It will be interesting to see whether this altercation is brought forward.