After Tuesday's edition of SmackDown Live, there were a number of questions the WWE Universe had when it came to the U.S. Title and its new holder Dolph Ziggler. After surprisingly winning the title at Clash of Champions, Ziggler came to the ring on Tuesday, said "I told you so" to the WWE fans and left the title in the ring as he walked away. It appeared Ziggler simply vacated the title.
As a result, there was rampant speculation that Ziggler was leaving WWE. With rumors already swirling before the Clash of Champions pay-per-view that Ziggler might be exploring options outside WWE, his abandoning the title possibly meant the company was giving him one last victory and letting him walk away on top. Others didn't want to believe that was true and perhaps this was a sign that the company had plans for the technical in-ring underdog.
It appears the latter is perhaps true.
As per a report by PWInsider, WWE will keep Dolph Ziggler off-television to further the angle started on this week’s SmackDown Live when walked out on the title, the company, and the fans. But, while he's not on TV, he'll be working live events for the company.
If WWE wanted to get fans to believe Ziggler was actually quitting, why have him wrestle live shows knowing this news would leak? Perhaps the masses are wrong to assume WWE is planning a Ziggler quitting the company angle. Perhaps WWE believes most fans don't pay attention to live event results and won't know that Ziggler is still kicking around despite threatening to quit. Perhaps, WWE has something completely different planned altogether.
Whatever the case, with Ziggler working live events, it seems to signify that he'll be sticking with the company for the near future and that his appearance on Tuesday was not his last.