Dolph Ziggler got involved in the main event of last night’s episode of Raw. In a tag match where Seth Rollins & Theory took on Bobby Lashley & Matt Riddle, it was Ziggler who was the ultimate equalizer. Ziggler has been working with Theory a lot at house shows lately, and WWE finally decided to put them together on TV.

Ziggler watched the better part of the match from ringside. Theory was about to get the pinfall on Riddle when Dolph Ziggler truly made his presence felt. Ziggler pushed Theory’s foot off the rope as he tried to score a cheap pinfall. That led to Riddle hitting the RKO for the victory.

After the match, Ziggler dropped Theory with a superkick to close the show. During their recent house show matches, Dolph has been regularly going over. According to Dave Meltzer on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, this is all part of the plan to make Theory better in the long run.

“So, Ziggler’s a babyface. They did it at the house shows. I think they just want him running around with Austin Theory at shows every night for a couple nights a week every week for a while because they’re bound and determined to make Austin Theory into something. It’s a good guy to bring back for that. I think they have the mentality that whatever they’re going to do with Theory down the line allows them to beat him all the time right now, which almost makes you think that maybe he will cash in successfully at some point.

He’s got what, a year? So, they could go after Mania, I suppose if they want to drag it out for a long time. For a guy who they’re pushing, they are not protecting him from getting pinned. Even at the house shows. You know, I was very surprised Ziggler beat him at the house shows this weekend. Now, it makes a lot more sense… It’s a smart move. Get a guy who’s a really good veteran, a really good worker, and his role is to make Theory and make Theory into a better wrestler.”

WWE believes Theory is one of their next great stars. It makes a lot of sense to put him with a reliable wrestler like Dolph Ziggler who can make him look great. While Theory is thought to eventually be a top star, for now, Ziggler will continue to help groom him.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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