Dolph Ziggler Suffers Significant Memory Loss Due To Concussion

WWE has a new article online featuring quotes from World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler discussing his concussion. The comments are troubling as Ziggler discusses significant memory loss from his concussion. Below are quotes from the champ:

“I didn’t even remember Monday until I watched Raw when I got home,”

“I don’t even remember traveling from Raw to SmackDown. I don’t remember Tuesday. I remember AJ and Big E taking me to the airport on Wednesday morning.”

"I was told I interfered in a match and tried to get my hands on a ladder," said Ziggler, piecing together the timeline. "When I bent over to grab it, Jack Swagger kicked me in the head.”

"I feel a lot better today," The Showoff told of his recovery process. "Yesterday I had a bad headache. Today, I have a slight headache.”

“I didn’t know what day it was; I didn’t know what month it was.” he said. “I’ve had a couple of concussions before and just had a headache. I’ve never not remembered entire days, like someone in a movie.”

"When I asked, over and over, what happened, AJ told me that Swagger kicked me in the head,"

"Apparently, all I said was ‘classic Swags.’ As for Del Rio, even a zombified me is more charismatic than Del Rio. I don’t get him. Maybe because he’s closer to my Dad’s age."

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Video of the spot on Smackdown is online at this link or embedded below.  The injury occurs at the 0:28 mark:

  • chris

    Lol Classic Swags. Everything he said about Del Rio is true too. Glad he’s ok. I hope this incident gives Ziggler the attitude he needed to speak up backstage and not get involved anymore in pointless things or jobbing.

  • Its a tough call, looks like the kick at the state when he goes to get the ladder, initially looks like a kick to the arm/chest but I wonder if swaggers knee caught zigglers head. And this just 24 hours after being warned about being wreckless.

  • Aly

    Got to respect the guy. Even after the intial kick that supposedly caused the injury he STILL continued the planned spots between him and Zeb and him and Del Rio. That says something about the kind of worker he is.

    • Agreed, if with his present state of mind he had the presence to finish the match.

  • Nostaljack

    Is Nemeth a machine? Unbelievable. He got concussed…and kept going! I never would have known he wasn’t “selling” were it not for the end results we’ve heard about. Just wow…

    • Lesnar got knocked out at mania and kept going for another 20 or so minutes

    • Batman

      Mark. His name is Dolph Ziggler.

      • Nostaljack

        No, Dolph Ziggler is a character. He lives on pieces of paper and on TV screens. Mr. Nemeth is the one who’s currently living with the effects of a concussion. Why am I bothering with this? LOL!

        • Batman

          You don’t know him as Nemeth. You know him as Dolph. That’s who you see. That’s who he presents to you. Don’t try and sound smart and “in the know” by using his real name. You just sound like a ridiculous mark.

  • BIG M

    I know I’m going to get a lot of heat from this but Dolph Ziggler is an IDIOT.
    Don’t get me wrong i think Dolph is great performer but he takes unnecessary risks in the ring seriously watch some of his earlier matches with Kofi or Bryan he is always coming of the ropes to fast and hitting the turnbuckles with bone crunching force Im sure some of the older guys have said save your body kid but it just seems a lot of the time he takes way to many risks taking some of the more basic moves in there I know the concussion was mostly Swaggers fault but Dolph had just enough time to protect himself from the ladder and didn’t take it.
    Dolph might want to take a little more care with his head and neck unless he wants to scramble his brains so many times and wind up like Benoit I know thats a horrible thing to compare too but head injures like the one Dolph describes are eerily similar to the ones Benoit kept getting.

    • Joey

      Dolph aint a kid.

    • Mark

      The ladder had nothing to do with it … Swagger kicked him in the head. Maybe you should get your facts straight before calling someone an idiot.

  • AK-1138

    Well, that proves it. Even if he loses the title belt, we all know who’s a freakin’ champ with a capital C.

  • Finally been able to watch it and it was totally uncalled for swagger soccer kicked him and you could see even a couple of minutes after the dolph was totally out of it. Im calling for swagger to either be fined or firef