Dolph Ziggler has taken to Twitter to slam the company. But is it real or a work?
Following the airing of his match against Batista on SmackDown—“The Showoff” lost, of course—an irritated Ziggler took to his official Twitter account to complain about the company's production team apparently editing out the live chants for him:
So, there are two options here.
It could be real. Certainly, if Ziggler is genuinely frustrated with management, he has every right to be.
Despite being one of the best workers on the roster—he even managed to make Batista look like a million bucks on SmackDown—the 33-year-old has fallen far down the card over the past year.
He hasn't had a decent or meaningful storyline in months, rarely appears on Raw and when he does garner a brief moment or two of air time, it's usually to lose to someone in a short and embarrassing manner.
It's hard to believe that, less than a year ago, he won the World Heavyweight Championship from Alberto Del Rio and was one of the most popular wrestlers on the roster.
It's also possible that Ziggler has decided he has nothing to lose and may as well criticize the company. After all, can the bookers really demote him worse than they already have? It would be a struggle, wouldn't it?
If this is the case, you have to wonder just how much longer he will be under contract.
Alternatively, this whole thing could simply be a work engineered by the creative crew.
As illustrated by his emotional and deeply powerful promo on the WWE app a few weeks ago, the company is clearly positioning him as an unhappy, underrated babyface.
Notably, Ziggler has still yet to delete the controversial tweet, which strongly suggests it is part of some elaborate storyline.