Why WWE Paired Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode On RAW

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Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode became #1 contenders for Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman’s RAW Tag Team Titles. This surprised a lot of fans and inspired a few memes in the process.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that Paul Heyman was pulling for Robert Roode backstage. The tag team turmoil match was set to be a launching pad to push Roode and Ziggler as they won four matches in a row to become #1 contenders.

The show was about creating new tag title contenders in one night by having a gauntlet match, and using Roode & Ziggler in that role winning four times. Heyman is a proponent of Roode so this was kind of meant as a showcase to get him going after he was slotted as a nobody for so long. In addition,

We’ll have to see where this leads, but it stands to reason that Roode and Ziggler could be RAW Tag Team Champions soon enough. After all, if Paul Heyman is pulling for something to happen it has a very good chance of taking place in today’s current political climate backstage in WWE.

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