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Eric Cohen

Dolph Ziggler Converts Money in the Bank Into Championship Gold

By April 9, 2013

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Even though Alberto Del Rio was able to successfully retain the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania XXIX, he would not leave the Meadowlands with the title. The night after his successful title defense against Jack Swagger, he found himself fighting both Jack Swagger and his manager, Zeb Coulter, in a Handicap Match inside of the Izod Center. Just as he did the night before, Alberto made Jack tap out to the Cross-Arm Breaker. However, Alberto had no opportunity to celebrate this victory. During the match, Alberto suffered an injury to his ankle which was caused by Jack Swagger's Patriot Lock. When medics began attending to Alberto, Dolph Ziggler's music hit.

Back in July, Dolph Ziggler won a Money in the Bank Match and that victory gave him the opportunity for a shot at the title whenever he wanted. Dolph wisely chose this opportunity to pounce. Alberto put up a good fight and was even able to trap Dolph in the Cross-Arm Breaker. Ever the opportunist, Dolph got out of the move by punching Alberto's injured leg. Once he escaped the move, Dolph gave Alberto the Zig Zag to become a two-time World Heavyweight Champion.

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Photo of Dolph Ziggler: Jason Merritt/Getty Images


April 19, 2013 at 7:49 pm
(1) The Blade says:

Ziggler could be one of the guys who carries the company the next ten years. I really like Barrett, though he is saddled with a terrible “finisher,” Sandow, Miz, Del Rio, and Ambrose as the future main eventers in the company. Swagger is showing potential, and could be turned into SCSA if they handle him right.

For the near future, Bryan and Punk could headline any PPV if developed well enough, and are a nice bridge between the older wrestlers and those who came up through NXT.

April 23, 2013 at 7:28 am
(2) Sam says:

WWE is losing the plot.

Ziggler is a hack at best. And the ahem “talent” roster is questionable.

Vince needs to scout some decent young blood. The company relies too much on the old guard like Randy Orton (the best he’s got) and dragging HHH into the ring, to spark the audience and lift the average performances of his roster.

April 29, 2013 at 9:30 am
(3) Josh says:

Why no posts for so long? I know there are a few DVDs i’d love a review of. I realize it’s been a quiet few weeks post Maina, but there was also no info on ROH supercard, had to outsource to different websites. Hope all is ok in your world Eric, miss the info and knowledge you bring all the time.

April 29, 2013 at 8:25 pm
(4) prowrestling says:

Hi Josh,

To quote Eric Bischoff’s theme song: “I’m back and better than ever” I apologize to everyone for my absence for the past few weeks. I can’t get into the reasons I’ve been gone but I want to let everyone know that things are going great for me and my family.


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