WWE releases are always tough to digest as a lot of talented performers are removed from the company. Both fans and wrestlers are deeply affected by such releases and end up wrestling on independent circuits or hanging up their boots. Such releases again occurred this past week as tons of wrestlers were released from the company. Big names including Dolph Ziggler, Matt Riddle, and many more talents were released.
The most impactful release this year was undoubtedly that of the show-off Dolph Ziggler. He was a part of WWE for over 10 years and was one of the most consistent performers of all time. The number of matches he has wrestled over time alone speaks for his credibility. There won’t be another Dolph Ziggler in WWE for sure as the amount of athleticism, charisma, and mic skills he had will always be unmatched.
🔥 685 wins in WWE
🔥 38 PPV wins
🏆 2x World Heavyweight Champion
🏆 1x NXT Champion
🏆 6x Intercontinental Champion
🏆 2x US Champion
🏆 4x Tag Champion
Dolph Ziggler showed the world indeed 🔥 pic.twitter.com/sQxqAdEeoX
— Just Talk Wrestling (@JustTalkWrestle) September 21, 2023
Various superstars and wrestling legends talked about Ziggler’s contribution to the business after his release. The ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair also wrote a heartfelt note for Dolph on his unfortunate release. Ric talked about Dolph, calling him the best professional. He also stated that Ziggler is a leader, champion, and man of unquestionable character.
— Charlotte Flair (@MsCharlotteWWE) September 23, 2023
The Nature Boy also remembered the time when Dolph wrote a letter for him when he was admitted to the hospital. As many WWE Superstars expressed their shock after Ziggler’s departure and wished him for the future, 14-time WWE World Champion Charlotte Flair also expressed her views.
To Ric Flair’s message, Charlotte reacted with a folded hand emoji and a heart emoji showing her love and respect for the WWE superstar.
Various wrestlers show support for Dolph Ziggler upon his unfortunate release
The WWE Universe is undoubtedly saddened by the sudden release of Ziggler. Not only fans but many wrestlers are also affected by his departure. Various wrestlers including The Rock, John Cena, Natalya, Bron Breaker, and various other talents showed their affection for Dolph.
Just seeing all these releases now.
These days so f’n tough for the ones who gave their all to our crazy world of pro wrestling. Like @HEELZiggler.
What a decorated @WWE career and I’ll always be a supporter and fan. Can’t wait to see what he (and everyone) does next… #onward pic.twitter.com/uc5vXNxxNk
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 22, 2023
— John Cena (@JohnCena) September 21, 2023
The amount of respect and affection everyone has for Ziggler is the result of his dedication to the company. Having wrestled over 1,500 matches for the company, Dolph is undoubtedly one of the best performers of all time.
Performers like Riddle, Shelton Benjamin, Rick Boogs, Aliyah, Top Dolla, Emma, Riddick Moss, and Mustafa Ali were also released from the company along with Dolph.