Dolph Ziggler was scheduled to compete against The Miz at this year’s Summerslam event. However, leading up to the event plans changed drastically. During the contract signing, Shawn Michaels would be inserted into the storyline.
So was “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels vs “The Show Off” Dolph Ziggler planned to take place at WWE Summerslam? While speaking to State Of Combat, Shawn Michaels revealed that there were actually no plans a match with Dolph Ziggler.
“I never know when the phone call is going to come and I’m going to jump on a plane. I was just sort of doing what I was asked to do. If nothing else, with all these years later, after 30 years, I’m a pretty good employee. I just do what I am told, so to speak. It was fun to do but there was absolutely no thought of me and Dolph or anything like that. It was always going to be Bill Goldberg, but perhaps they needed somebody to light the fuse for Dolph Ziggler in that respect and I was the guy to do it as best as I could.”
Dolph Ziggler would go on to compete against Goldberg at WWE Summerslam 2019. Check out this WWE Network Exclusive below:
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote