Dolph Ziggler defended his Intercontinental Championship against Seth Rollins at SummerSlam in Brooklyn, New York last night but after a fantastic match between the two men, Rollins was able to dethrone The Showoff, after a Curb Stomp.
Dean Ambrose made his return to WWE after eight months on the sidelines last week to help Seth Rollins level out the numbers game in his match against Ziggler.
Ambrose did his job effectively at ringside since he was able to neutralize McIntyre throughout the show and then went on to help Rollins win the title despite there being rumors that he could turn heel on his best friend.
It was one of the more shocking title changes of the night since many fans assumed that Ziggler would retain and Rollins would then move on to a storyline with Ambrose now he’s returned.
It appears that there could be a reason why Ziggler was forced to drop his title since Joe Peisich from Barnburner’s Fired Up podcast recently revealed that Ziggler had a meeting with WWE about his contract before the show but it didn’t go well.
“Dolph Ziggler has not re-signed with WWE, he said via RingSideNews. He did have a meeting today about his contract situation. They offered him a deal and he didn’t accept it. No wonder why he dropped the title.”
Ziggler still has his rematch clause if he opts to cash it in the near future, but it has already been revealed that he will be teaming with Drew McIntyre against Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose at Hell in a Cell, which means that it’s highly likely that their rematch will take place in the coming weeks on Raw.