Dolph Ziggler's future in WWE is very uncertain. Many insiders believe that Dolph is destined to leave the company in the near future. Following the end of stand-up comedy tour, he is still on "vacation" and has yet to return to WWE programming.
During a long interview with Chris Van Vliet, Ziggler commented on his Royal Rumble appearance: "That’s a great story. Can I tell this story? When I talked to you, I was not booked for the Royal Rumble and I have no reason to lie to anybody or be like ‘Hey listen, I don’t know what the deal is’.
I was just on hiatus and I got a call to be there. And if I wasn’t in town for a booking for a comedy show that night I would not have even been in Phoenix. I got a call the night before saying ‘Hey, you gotta get here.
I think it was more just I was in town and I’m one of their guys and it happened to work out so I got a double booking, double pay day, WWE and the comedy show”. Upon his return to the main roster in September 2008, Nemeth was repackaged as Dolph Ziggler.
Since then, he has held the World Heavyweight Championship twice, the Intercontinental Championship six times, the United States Championship twice, and the Raw Tag Team Championship once.