The origins of the Dolph Ziggler name

Dec 10, 2018 - by Steve Gerweck

Nick Nemeth (Dolph Ziggler) got a call from creative when he was set to return to the main roster saying “We’re bring you back as “David Dingler”. Nemeth with a ballsy move said “I don’t know that kinda sucks…”

Creative then told him “Ok you got 20 mins to come up with something with double Ds”.

Nemeth was originally thinking “Don” since that was his father’s name when all of a sudden on Showtime a Dolph Lundren movie was on. Nemeth said to himself “Ok I can be the bad guy from Rocky 4.”

He couldn’t think of a last name so creative gave him Ziggler since it would stand out.

Thus “Dolph Ziggler” was born.

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