Fox Sports Austrailia goes behind the curtain of WWE with World Heavyweight Champion, Dolph Ziggler

For those of us who have flicked the television onto wrestling, we have seen larger than life characters talk big game and perform impressive moves in the ring.

But behind their perfectly chiseled and jacked exteriors have you ever wondered who these people actually are? The travelling circus that is WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) arrives in Sydney on July 6 as part of a whirlwind Australian tour. For 32-year-old World Heavyweight Champion, Nick Nemeth, who works under the name Dolph Ziggler, says it is more than a show – but a world where very real danger exists.

It is a reality he has become accustomed to – all in the name of entertainment.

LIFE ON THE ROAD
Nick Nemeth begins his day at 4am. This hulking, blond wrestler emerges into the darkness outside his Phoenix home and heads for the airport.

If there is such thing as a regular day, it is filled with weights, interviews, public appearances, flights and customs checks. To the mere mortal it sounds hectic but for Nemeth it is just another day in the life of a WWE Superstar. “I’m gone pretty much five days a week all over the world,” Nemeth told Foxsports.com.au

You’re going to miss birthdays, weddings, your kids growing up – you’re going to miss a lot of things. That’s the sacrifice you make when you come into this industry. You have to go out there every single night; you just come out and do some shows … it is strenuous, you’re constantly in a plane, in the airport or rental car.”

In between the tough travel schedule we’re seeing the world and we get to go out all over to great places and Australia is one of them. It’s a long plane ride over but it’s fun for us outside of our normal stuff. Once a year they get to see us and it’s that much more special for us knowing people have been waiting a whole year to see us.”

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Raw Superstar and World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler on the show.

Power 25 – April 13, 2013

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Last Week: 14 | This Week: 2

It’s official: He’s here to show the world.

Dolph Ziggler bided his time for nearly a year, and on the night after WrestleMania 29, The Showoff cashed in his Money in the Bank contract and walked out of the IZOD Center in New Jersey as the new World Heavyweight Champion. Ziggler’s reign has just begun, and it’s sky-rocketed him into the No. 2 spot on the Power Rankings.

The 50 most beautiful people in sports-entertainment history

dolph03 The 50 most beautiful people in sports entertainment history

Looks aren’t everything. That’s what our parents told us anyway. Of course, if all you needed to get by in this world was a positive attitude and a “can do” spirit then there would be a lot more potbellies in the WWE locker room.

So allow us to be shallow for a second. It’s hard to deny that the Superstars and Divas of sports-entertainment are some of the most perfect specimens on the planet. But who were the best looking of the bunch? WWE Classics separates the good from the bad and the ugly in this list of the 50 most beautiful people in wrestling history.

#46 Dolph Ziggler

He’s The Showoff you love to hate. Dolph Ziggler’s never been cheered by the WWE Universe, and he doesn’t seem to care. The former Intercontinental Champion knows he has what it takes to be successful, and that includes slick blonde hair, a devilish grin and one of the best physiques in WWE.

Dolph’s sense of humor — a trait commonly referred to as the most desired by the opposite sex — is one of the sharpest in the locker room, as demonstrated regularly on Twitter. And earlier this year, it was revealed that Mr. Money in the Bank had a relationship with Amy Schumer, one of standup comedy’s hottest females. But what else do you expect from one of WWE’s fastest rising, and best looking stars?

Raw Results – March 25, 2013

Back from the break and out comes Fandango with his dancer and their own entrance. Fandango takes the mic and says his name but is interrupted by Chris Jericho. Jericho runs down and spears Fandango. Jericho unloads and Cole mentions this was not the scheduled match. Fandango escapes out of the ring and heads to the back with his dancer. Jericho is hype and looks on from the ring as his music hits. Cole mentions Jericho was scheduled to face Dolph Ziggler later on. Dolph’s music hits and out he comes with AJ Lee and Big E Langston.

Dolph Ziggler vs. Chris Jericho

Jericho waits as Ziggler, AJ and Big E make their way down to the ring.

Jericho tackles Dolph to start the match. Jericho with a back elbow that sends Ziggler to the mat. More offense from Jericho as AJ looks on. Ziggler with a big kick to the face to turn it around. The crowd chants for Jericho and he fights back. Ziggler blocks Walls of Jericho but runs into an elbow. Jericho climbs to the top and comes down with a big crossbody for a 2 count. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and Ziggler is in control after Big E laid out Jericho during the commercial. Jericho with a roll up for 2 now. Ziggler dropkicks him for another 2 count. Ziggler with a splash in the corner. More back and forth. Jericho comes off the top with a double ax handle and a clothesline. Ziggler runs into a big boot. Jericho with the bulldog. Big E gets on the apron but Jericho dropkicks him. Ziggler with a big DDT for a close 2 count. More back and forth. Ziggler taps out to the Walls of Jericho.

Winner: Chris Jericho

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WWE Monday Night RAW Results 3/25/13
By Marc Middleton
Mar 25, 2013 – 11:22:10 PM

– Tonight’s WWE RAW opens up with a video for John Cena and The Rock. Both will meet tonight on RAW.

– RAW kicks off with CM Punk and Paul Heyman coming to the ring. Heyman has the urn in hand.

Punk talks about how people say The Undertaker’s Streak is unbreakable and how The Deadman is unstoppable at WrestleMania. Punk talks about the urn and what “they” say it means to Taker’s powers. Punk says “they” don’t know what they’re talking about. Punk says he’s the only one that matters. Punk says Taker’s career is now being re-written by the best in the world. Heyman applauds Punk and a small “ECW” chant breaks out. Punk says this is The Undertaker’s fault. Punk juggles the urn and says it means everything to Taker but nothing to him, before throwing it to the mat. Punk says for the first time in his life, Taker is at a psychological disadvantage and he’s scared. Punk says Taker could have kept The Streak alive but it’s him Taker’s dealing with now. Punk goes on and says he’s waiting, here he is. He’s waiting for the lights to go out and those magic words, “rest in peace.” Punk says at WrestleMania, Taker and his perfect record will… rest… in… the lights go out and the bells toll. They come back on and Taker is in the ring. Taker unloads on Punk and beats him down in the corner. Heyman grabs the urn and runs to the back with it. Punk escapes and runs up the ramp as Taker paces around the ring. Heyman comes back out with the urn and hands it to Punk. Punk taunts Taker with the urn as his music plays. Taker cuts his own throat and looks on from the ring.

– Still to come tonight, John Cena and The Rock will do a Q&A with current and future Hall of Famers. Also, Fandango will finally make his debut. We go to commercial.

Fandango vs.

Back from the break and out comes Fandango with his dancer and their own entrance. Fandango takes the mic and says his name but is interrupted by Chris Jericho. Jericho runs down and spears Fandango. Jericho unloads and Cole mentions this was not the scheduled match. Fandango escapes out of the ring and heads to the back with his dancer. Jericho is hype and looks on from the ring as his music hits. Cole mentions Jericho was scheduled to face Dolph Ziggler later on. Dolph’s music hits and out he comes with AJ Lee and Big E Langston.

Dolph Ziggler vs. Chris Jericho

Jericho waits as Ziggler, AJ and Big E make their way down to the ring.

Jericho tackles Dolph to start the match. Jericho with a back elbow that sends Ziggler to the mat. More offense from Jericho as AJ looks on. Ziggler with a big kick to the face to turn it around. The crowd chants for Jericho and he fights back. Ziggler blocks Walls of Jericho but runs into an elbow. Jericho climbs to the top and comes down with a big crossbody for a 2 count. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and Ziggler is in control after Big E laid out Jericho during the commercial. Jericho with a roll up for 2 now. Ziggler dropkicks him for another 2 count. Ziggler with a splash in the corner. More back and forth. Jericho comes off the top with a double ax handle and a clothesline. Ziggler runs into a big boot. Jericho with the bulldog. Big E gets on the apron but Jericho dropkicks him. Ziggler with a big DDT for a close 2 count. More back and forth. Ziggler taps out to the Walls of Jericho.

Winner: Chris Jericho

– After the match, Big E runs over Jericho and lays him out with his finisher. They leave and out comes Fandango with his dancer. They dance around Jericho before Fandango attacks him and unloads. Fandango screams for Jericho to say his name as the crowd chants “you can’t wrestle.” Jericho tries to fight back but Fandango lays him out. Fandango shows an aggressive side here. He goes to the top rope, poses and hits a big leg drop. Fandango takes the mic and says his own name before heading back to the back.

– Back from the break and Matt Striker is backstage with Sheamus. We see what happened on SmackDown with tension between he and Big Show. Striker asks if Sheamus and Randy Orton have buried the hatchet with Show. The Shield interrupt and attack Sheamus from behind. They beat him down but Orton makes the save with a steel chair. Orton also gets beat down until Big Show arrives to clean house and make the save. The Shield retreats.

Mark Henry vs. The Usos

We go to the ring and out comes Mark Henry for a handicap match. Henry heads to the ring as we go to commercial.

We’re back and The Usos are out now. Henry locks up with one of the Usos and sends him to the mat. Henry tosses Uso across the ring and he tags in his brother. Henry keeps control until they double team him with a dropkick and a few superkicks. Henry goes down and gets hit with a big Superfly Splash for a 2 count. More double teaming but Henry fights them off. Henry sends one Uso flying from the apron into the fan barrier. Big clothesline for the other Uso. Henry hits a World’s Strongest Slam for the win.

Winner: Mark Henry

– After the match, Henry goes to ringside and grabs the fallen Uso. Henry brings him in the ring hits another World’s Strongest Slam. Henry with another slam on the other Uso. Henry hits the ropes and drops a big splash on the other Uso, saying that nobody splashes him and gets away with it.

– Cesaro vs. Del Rio is up next. We go to commercial.

Antonio Cesaro vs. Alberto Del Rio

We go to the ring and out first comes WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro. Justin Roberts goes to introduce Alberto Del Rio but out comes Ricardo Rodriguez on crutches. He says his legs are weak but his voice is strong. Out next comes the World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio.

They lock up and Cesaro works on the arm. They trade holds and Del Rio also works on the arm. Cesaro makes it to the ropes and breaks the hold. Cesaro takes Del Rio to the corner and works him over now. Del Rio fights back and hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Zeb Colter comes out to the stage and distracts Del Rio. Cesaro attacks from behind and takes back control. Cesaro with more offense in the corner. Cesaro with a headbutt to the jaw. Cesaro goes up top but Del Rio cuts him off. Del Rio climbs up for a superplex and nails it.

Jack Swagger appears at ringside and attacks Ricardo. Swagger rips Ricardo’s protective boot off. Del Rio gets up and leaps out of the ring, taking Swagger out. Del Rio unloads on Swagger and fights him into the crowd. Del Rio with a big kick to the jaw. Del Rio gets counted out.

Winner by Count Out: Antonio Cesaro

– Del Rio comes back in the ring and interrupts Cesaro’s celebration. Del Rio puts him in the cross armbreaker before breaking it and pointing at the WrestleMania 29 sign. Del Rio goes to ringside where trainers are checking on Ricardo’s leg.

– We see what happened earlier with CM Punk and The Undertaker.

– Still to come, a Q&A with John Cena, The Rock and WWE Legends. Team Hell No are walking backstage as we go to commercial.

Titus O’Neil and Darren Young vs. Kane and Daniel Bryan

Titus O’Neil and Darren Young wait in the ring as the WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No make their way out. Kane starts off with Titus. Kane with an early pin attempt. Bryan comes in and unloads with kicks on Titus. Kane comes back in and they double team Titus in the corner. Kane drops Titus with a right hand for a 2 count. Titus fights Kane off and tags in Young for some double teaming in their corner.

The match goes on and Young works over Bryan now. Ziggler, AJ and Langston appear on the stage to watch the match. Titus comes back in and stomps on Bryan. More double teaming by The PTP. Young with a 2 count on Bryan. Lots more back and forth. Kane and Bryan get the win.

Winners: Kane and Daniel Bryan

– After the match, Team hell No have words with Ziggler, AJ and Langston, who are still on the stage.

Power 25 – March 23, 2013

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Last Week: 13 | This Week: 12

An impressive win over Kofi Kingston on Raw moves The Showoff one spot closer to the top 10.

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