In a striking turn of events, the professional wrestling world is buzzing with the news of Dolph Ziggler, now known as Nic Nemeth, stepping into a new ring after his departure from WWE. Ziggler, a household name in WWE for nearly two decades, is set to make his post-WWE debut in a highly anticipated match, marking a new chapter in his illustrious career.
Nic Nemeth, formerly known as Dolph Ziggler, a former World Heavyweight Champion, found his WWE tenure concluding in September 2023. This end came amidst a series of mass layoffs that shook the WWE roster, with notable names like Mustafa Ali, Matt Riddle, Elias, and Shelton Benjamin also facing releases.
With the non-compete clauses of these wrestlers nearing expiration, the wrestling community is eager to witness their next moves.
Nemeth's Euphoria Debut
The announcement of Nemeth's first post-WWE match has generated considerable excitement.
Set to take place at the World Wrestling Council’s Euphoria event on January 20, 2024, in Puerto Rico, Nemeth will face off against the renowned Ray Gonzalez. This match was publicized through a bold challenge issued by Nemeth on social media, as reported by Lucha Libre Online.
In his statement, Nemeth exuded confidence and charisma, proclaiming himself as "the most wanted man in professional wrestling" and "the hottest free agent."
This announcement raises questions about Nemeth's future in wrestling, particularly regarding a potential move to AEW.
El dos veces World Heavyweight Champion en la WWE, The Most Wanted Man, Nic Nemeth, tendrá su primera lucha en Puerto Rico.
Su oponente seleccionado, El Más Grande de todos los tiempos en Puerto Rico, Ray González. ¿Aceptará el reto Mr. Rayting? 👀
WWC presenta Día de Reyes, el… pic.twitter.com/tnkDvjrEm9 — Lucha Libre Online (@luchalibreonlin) December 10, 2023
Speculation is rife, especially given that Nemeth's brother, Ryan Nemeth, known as ‘The Hollywood Hunk,’ is associated with AEW. Ryan Nemeth's last appearance on AEW TV was in October 2023, and he has since been seen in Ring of Honor.
The wrestling community is abuzz with curiosity about whether the brothers will reunite under the AEW banner, adding another layer of intrigue to Nic Nemeth's post-WWE journey. As the world of professional wrestling continues to evolve, the entry of a seasoned wrestler like Nic Nemeth into new arenas is a development that fans and analysts alike are watching closely.
His upcoming match against Ray Gonzalez in Puerto Rico is not just a clash of titans but a symbol of the ever-shifting landscape of professional wrestling, where legends continue to redefine their legacies.