Up-And-Coming WWE Star Requests Meeting With Triple H & John Laurinaitis About The Lack Of Top Heels In The Company & Ends Up Getting Humbled - Details On What Happened That Resulted In Eye-Rolling Booking From The WWE Creative Team

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I heard from a source earlier this week that Dolph Ziggler requested a meeting with Triple H and John Laurinaitis several weeks ago. In it, Ziggler pointed out the lack of main event and upper mid-card heels in the company. Apparently he pitched an idea to break away from Vickie Guerrero and Jack Swagger to focus on becoming WWE's next big heel. My source pointed out he wasn't complaining about his position but just wanted to see what he needed to do and pitched an idea to make him a stronger heel.

Since the meeting, Ziggler has had his push turned up and pumped down. However, what happened at this week's TVs was very telling. For those that missed it, Ziggler & Jack Swagger went under to Jimmy & Jey Uso on this week's WWE Superstars. While Dolph didn't take the pin, the job was clean going into their match for the WWE Tag Team Championship at Over the Limit on Sunday.

The feeling is this  was WWE's way of letting Ziggler know they didn't want his input and "knew what they were doing." I'm told Ziggler is frustrated but not acting on it, just telling people close to him that when he gets the ball, he's going to "slam-dunk it." Clearly WWE is testing Ziggler to see how he handles adversity before any type of push materilizes.

  • Kris Hardy

    Dolph Ziggler needs to be pushed. He has the skills, on the mic and in the ring. He also has the look for a good heel. Creative needs to do the right thing and push Ziggler to the top.

    • Guy Landau

      Most importantly, he seems to have the personality to be able to handle such a push as he seems to be handling the current situation really maturely. Not only does he have the skill to carry the company, he has the personality to stay in that spot. He reminds me a lot of Edge in that regard, and I think he should be pushed accordingly.

      • Tomas

        Except Dolph seems to actually have enough respect for the business so that, unlike Adam Copeland, he probably won't go around sleeping with his coworker's girlfriends or quitting without putting somebody over and giving back to the business

  • havoc525

    Is there a chance they did the job, using Swagger, to break the team Sunday when the lose the title match?

    • christopher525

      One problem is, how do they do it without turning Swagger babyface? Nobody is going to cheer for Vickie, she would either have to go get completely new people, or somehow have Ziggles take out Swagger either after, or even during, the match and walk away then have Swagger do something to, maybe Cena, later in the show in order to keep the crowd booing him.

      • Guy Landau

        #McIntyreToVickie, and break Zig-Swag up like they did Rhodes and McIntyre last year.

  • Patrick_Peralta

    sounds like WWE officals are a bunch of Hypocritcs one mintue they say WWE Wrestlers should pitch ideas and not wait for it to happen and then when they pitch a idea they get humbled to see how he reacts and told they don't need him to hear his ideas…. They be testing him but on the surface doesn't look like it looks more like sending a message to kkeep quiet..

    either way I don't like how they handle it.

    • Guy Landau

      I think you might be reading a bit too much into their reaction, as they haven't actually said anything to Ziggler about it. I agree with Havoc525's scenario, and even if it isn't – hell, testing how he handles losing in the match is a move in the right direction as at least it's a test they are giving Ziggler to check if he fits on top. To me, the fact that he didn't take the fall is more telling than the fact that his team lost.