The emergence of Seth Rollins has caused a complete uproar within the superstars challenging for the United States Championship title, including his Summerslam opponent Dolph Ziggler. Seth Rollins, a main stay of the tag team division broke away from his long time tag team to challenge for the United States Championship and immediately won the title and took the spot away of a number of challengers. He has proven that he deserves to be the champion, by defending his championship against his former friend and new rival Dean Ambrose at Money in the Bank dispelling any rumours that his victory may have been a fluke.
Dolph Ziggler on the other hand was so close to finally claiming gold. He was “screwed” out of the champinship by Cesaro at Extreme Rules and found himself in a Fatal Four Way match at Payback which Rollins was able to “steal” the victory. Ziggler has since fallen away from the contenders list and has struggled to do enough for the RAW General Manager to notice him, in hopes he could earn another championship match.
The recent United States Championsip Tournament has opened up a huge avenue for all of our top competitors on Monday Nights, to challenge one another to progress through the tournament in hopes to finally earn a championship match. Dolph Ziggler cruised through the first round by knocking off Curtis Axel, but a much tougher opponent would be lie ahead for Dolph in the second round; Roman Reigns. Reigns proved no match for “The Show Off” and Ziggler would face Kane in the final of the tournament.Whilst the tournament was comencing, Ziggler would have to face the likes of Cesaro and Ambrose on Main Event as a tune up match for him heading into the tournament final. Ziggler was upset by his respective opponents leaving much doubt in the fans minds of Zigglers ability to win the tournament. Kane and Ziggler would go back and forth in a competitive match but it would be Dolph Ziggler who would finally earn himself a fair one on one opportunity for the United States Championship at Summerslam.
Seth Rollins recently knocked off the WWE Champion Randy Orton, so Zigglers chances of victory could be slim as our champion Rollins continues to show his dominance on RAW.
At Summerslam, we will finally see Dolph Ziggler have a fair chance for victory. However, it could be extremely difficult to walk away as the United States Champion with Seth Rollins on a mission to take over RAW.
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