NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mutual respect does not equal friendship. Example: WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose and his new No. 1 contender Dolph Ziggler.
The Lunatic Fringe kicked off SmackDown Live,
wasting no time in calling out The Showoff in order to try and get the mental edge leading to their pay- per-view showdown. The two engaged in a war of words with Ambrose targeting everything from Ziggler’s appearance to his infatuation with ”stealing the show.”
Refusing to back down, Ziggler fired right back at
Ambrose with a passionate plaea promising to beat him at SummerSlam, one that Ambrose simply debunked and then walked away.
As Ambrose made his exit, Ziggler was left to
question whether he was as good as he thought he was alone … until the lights flickered ominously and then suddenly the No. 1 contender was met with a Sister Abigail from Bray Wyatt.
With The Showoff at his feet, Wyatt got on the
microphone and claimed that Ziggler was not
deserving of the title opportunity at SummerSlam, challenging an out cold Ziggler to a match tonight where if Ziggler lost he would relinquish his No. 1 contendership to The New Face of Fear.