Shinsuke Nakamura was one of the guests on this week’s Talking Smack. The unscripted nature of that show has given us some fun and interesting moments and this week was no different. The King of Strong Style was asked by Renee Young to give his opinion on Dolph Ziggler. Nakamura put him over as a good wrestler. After that, he said something about Ziggler going to Japan. He said, “If he goes to Japan – probably soon.” Renee Young seemed to interpret that as Ziggler leaving the company so he could wrestle in Japan and many others, including myself, interpreted it that way as well.
This is not the first time we’ve heard rumors about Ziggler leaving the company. There were rumors about Ziggler leaving 2 years ago and apparently, he was seriously considering leaving but he ended up signing a new deal. There was also speculation about his future last October when it was announced that he was putting his career on the line in a pay-per-view match against The Miz. Ric Flair noted on his podcast that Ziggler was considering taking on a backstage role but the rumors were put to rest when Ziggler defeated The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship. Recently, a woman he was dating put up a video ripping him for not showing up to a date and she mentioned that he was leaving wrestling soon.
So, time will tell on the latest rumors but it would be cool to see Ziggler in New Japan Pro Wrestling against names like Kazuchika Okada, Kenny Omega, and Hiroshi Tanahashi. Check out the clip below:
As you could imagine, there was a ton of reaction from fans on social media when they heard what Nakamura had to say:
— Chris (@JustChrisNGN) June 14, 2017
Nakamura just casually mentioned that Ziggler is probably gonna bounce on the company on talking smack. Check it out.
— Michael Terry (@BitesTheDust99) June 14, 2017