Rumors about Dolph Ziggler leaving the WWE have been ongoing over the past year, but it doesn't sound like one of the company's longest-tenured superstars is exiting any time soon.
According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com, WWE's "relationship with Ziggler is continuing," amid speculation that he was preparing to leave. It's not clear when Ziggler's contract expires.
Ziggler has admitted in the past that he wanted to leave the WWE, due to his character direction and the lack of a main event push. But WWE convinced him to sign a new contract, even though he was very close to leaving.
There are a handful of superstars who are facing uncertain futures in the WWE. The company has already confirmed that Dean Ambrose is on his way out, while AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, The Usos and Gallows & Anderson have contracts expiring soon. It's widely expected that Styles will re-sign, but it's unknown if the other talents will stick around.
The rise of All Elite Wrestling has been a hot story in 2019, with the company already securing two former WWE superstars in Chris Jericho and Neville (who know goes by Pac). It's very possible they land Ambrose, and other disgruntled WWE talents could decide to leave for AEW as well.
Ziggler first signed a contract with the WWE in 2004 and was first promoted to the main roster in 2006. Despite his incredible in-ring skills and popularity with the fans, Ziggler has been the subject of questionable booking by the creative team, so it's easy to understand why he's been discontent in the past.
What This Means
For now, there aren't any indications that Ziggler is going to leave the WWE after all. The promotion stands to lose some of its top talents in the near future, but don't expect Ziggler to go just yet. For all we know, WWE might finally have something big in store for him.