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Good update. I like how you had Jericho say that plans change all the time.

So Dolph's not winning that belt now? I have some theories:

1. SD! creative want to keep the belt on Rey to give it more prestige
2. Creative want to give Dolph a big rub before he tkes the belt...possibly from a returning legend (hint hint)
3. (Long shot) Big Show is injured and Dolph is Jericho's new partner.
4. (VERY long ahot) Rey isn't really all that cool with dropping the belt.

Hope you post the next part soon.
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What is in store for Dolph Ziggler at Summerslam? Does he not win the IC Championship? Does he? Other? Predict

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I'm reading and enjoying. Very refreshing change of pace for this forum. But for the life of me, I don't know how to review. I'm betting Dolph gets the strap at SS, if even just for a short while.

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- Sunday 3 PM -
- August 23 -

Last night was a great night. I was on call for Summerslam axcess, which was supposed to end at 10ish. Luckily for me management had a change of heart and decided to put Evan Bourne in my slot. Looks like they wanted a baby face... Which isnt to bad with me, I got to sleep in and wake up late.

Its 3 PM and I'm heading over to the arena. I see Shawn Michaels going to rent a car and I holler over to him.

"Hey Shawn, don't rent one. Hope in"

Shawn Michaels: Thanks kid.

Shawn Michaels: You on the card tonight?

Uhh is that a joke? I'm fricken wrestling for the Intercontinental Championship. Geez!" "Yeah I'm facing Rey..."

Shawn Michaels: (Chuckling) Yeah I know kid. Just bustin on ya.

"I Laugh"

Shawn Michaels: Whats the ever so bright and "Talented" (does the two fingered two handed sign" Creative Staff have in store for you?

"They told me last week I was supposed to win, but then they told me Tuesday I'm losing now."

Shawn Michaels: That blows kid, but they're is a Creative Meeting at 4:30. I just got a call that all wrestlers on the card are to report to the cafeteria then. Maybe plans will change then? You never know.

"Yeah I hope so."

Shawn Michaels: This could be my last Summerslam so get the crowd going for us will ya?

"Yes Sir" "Will do"

Shawn Michaels: So whats new with you?

"Nothing really." Same old same old." "Traveling from state to state you know how it is."

Shawn Michaels: Yeah man I feel you. It's rough, but that's whats makes it great. Just the thrill of walking out of that tunnel and having everyone go wild when you walk out is priceless. I wouldn't still be doing this shit if I didn't love it and love the feeling of going out there and hearing the crowd go nuts for "The Hear tBreak Kid" But I'll tell you Dolph, the wear and tear on your body is just a killer. Did you know I've broken ankles, messed up my neck, tore muscles in my elbows and have devastating and almost career ending back injury's?

"Yeah it's brutal dude." (knocking on the wood of the side of the drivers car door) "I haven't been hurt besides the usual bumps but still"

Shawn Michaels: Yeah... Any girls for you?

"No not really." "Nothing serious." "Just playing the field"

Shawn Michaels: Ahhh that was the best. A new girl every night. One blonde from Cleavland, a new brunette from Detriot. Every night was a new girl and a new hotel room... Thoose were the days.

"Haha Yeah It's pretty good"

Shawn Michaels: Hopefully one day before my time is up we can work a program together. I think we could have a nice feud.

"Yeah man that would be be great." Did I just hear what I thought I just heard? Shawn Michaels telling me it'd be sweet to work together!!! THA'S SICK!

Shawn Michaels: You wanna get a bite to eat?

"Yeah sure."

We pull into the local Master Pizza store. I turn the car off when.....

Shawn Michaels: Dude, what the heck are you doing?

I pause.. "Getting out of the car." "Arent we going to eat?"

Shawn Michaels: No. Were getting drive by! What would one of thoose fat asses say when he sees Dolph Ziggler a HEEL eating with Shawn Michaels a FACE? What are you as dumb as your hair color?

"Ohhh I never thought of that" This guy is sharp. But not cool dude hes bashing the hair color. I like it

Shawn Michaels: Yeah dude, you always have to think of kayfabe. You cant go around with top faces eating. Man if Vince saw that he'd go nuts.

Oh shit hes gonna tell on me. I could be done!

Shawn Michaels: Relax kid, I'm not gonna tell on you... You look like your gonna shit yourself. (Chuckling to himself)

"Thanks, I thought you were"

We pick up the food eat it and were off the the arena when I get a call.

"Hello. Oh Hey dad"

Dad: Hey Nicky boy! Can't wait to see you out there! Good luck. Sorry to hear about you not getting the title. Its alright! Another time.

"Thanks Dad, I'll see you after."

(End of call)

Shawn Michaels: Was that your pops?
"Yeah man"

Shawn Michaels: Oh let me guess. The old fly him in to see me win the title?

"Yeah unfortunately I'm not winning the title."

Shawn Michaels: Don't sweat it kid. You'll get your first soon. Hey its better then being in Spirit Squad still.

"I Laugh"

We reach the arena.

Shawn Michaels: Hey I'm gonna head out first. Wait a few minutes, then go. So the fans don't see us going together.

"Alright see you in a few"

Shawn Michaels: Thanks for the ride kid.

"No......" He shuts the door. "Problem" (I Chuckle)

I wait 5 minutes and walk into the locker room and get changed. Its meeting time.

- 4:30 PM -

Vince McMahon: Alright guys settle down, I dont have alot of time. Today's meeting is regarding SummerSlam. As you know this marks the return of DX...

Stephanie McMahon: Tonight's Creative results will go as the following: Winners: MVP beating Jack Swagger. Christan beating William Regal. DX beating Legacy. Randy Orton beating John Cena. Kane beating The Great Kahli. CM Punk beating Jeff Hardy. Rey Mysterio beating Dolph Ziggler. Jericho and Big Show beating Cryme Tyme. Thats it.

Vince McMahon: Alright guys break up into your separate groups with your agents.

We break up into our separate groups. Mysterio, an Agent and I.

Agent: Alright Rey your getting over clean tonight. It seems Jeff isnt staying but Undertaker will be coming back tonight to Choke slam Punk. So you will keep the IC Strap for the time being. Your still likely to be brought into the Main Event Scene.

Here comes Stephanie McMahon.

Stephanie McMahon: Can I grab Dolph for a second?
Agent: Yeah the meeting's over already.

I go into a seperate meeting with Stephane McMahon and Michael Hayes head writer for Smackdown!

Stephanie McMahon: Hey Dolph, I wanted to explain to you in detail why your not winning tonight.

"Yeah sure"

Stephanie McMahon: As you know, were trying to create new stars. You being one of them. Michael Hayes has came up with some good ideas. As you know they change frequently, but here it is. I really like this one.

Michael Hayes: Currently Dolph what we have going on for you is to lose tonight to Rey Mysterio, as you know. You will continue this feud for 3 more weeks. Breaking Point you will likely defeat Mysterio and win the belt. After beating Mysterio you will retain on Smackdown! the next week at the tapings. By Hell In A Cell Mysterio will be in the feud for the World Heavy Weight Championship which is a 6 man match. You will feud with Matt Hardy for the title. You will eventually lose the belt to Matt Hardy, as we are trying to keep his baby face going.

"If you don't mind me asking, why am I losing the belt?"

Michael Hayes: Don't worry. Your going to loose the belt after about 2 months which is a solid first title reign. IF all goes according to plan, you will be brought into the Main Event Scene.

"Really!" "That sounds great" "But if you don't mind me asking, how?"

Michael Hayes: Patience my friend. You will help CM Punk retain the title from The Undertaker eventually setting up a feud with him.

HOLY SHIT! Me vs The Undertaker!!! WOW!! "Oh that sounds great."

Stephanie McMahon: Alright Dolph, go get ready. This is a big night. Don't let me down.

"I won't" "And I want to thank you.."

Stephanie and Michael: Yeah Yeah your welcome now go.

"Okay"..... "Time to shine baby..".... "LETS KILL IT!!!"



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Dolph Ziggler vs (C) Rey Mysterio
Intercontinental Championship

The match begins with Mysterio and Ziggler trading blows. Mysterio quickly hits Ziggler with a hard left kick and a hard right forearm. Ziggler gets up and is met with hard right and left kicks by Mysterio followed up by a hurricana which sends Ziggler flying. The crowd is cheering wildly for Mysterio. They want the 619 for the WIN! Mysterio climbs the top rope and leaps he is looking for the drop kick. Ziggler leaps up and drop kicks Mysterio as he is in mid air. He quickly goes for the pin.

Mysterio kick out

Ziggler hits Mysterio with repeated Elbow Drops followed up with a kick to the gut. Ziggler grabs his hair pulls backwards and flings it at Mysterio. Thats "Vintage" Ziggler for you. Ziggler grabs Mysterio and applys a wrenching headlock and then applies a body scissors on Mysterio. Mysterio is wincing in pain. Will he submit? The crowd gets behing Mysterio chanting "619" "619" Mysterio fights back with a hard fist to the face. It isn't enough though as Ziggler does not break the hold. Ziggler then applies the hold tighter. The fans are cheering louder and louder. Mysterio hits Ziggler three times.Ziggler finnaly breaks the hold but hits Mysterio with a devastating knee to the mid section of Mysterio. Mysterio then gets send into the ropes hard. He walks back into the ring stunned and is hit with a hard close line by Ziggler. Ziggler applys a two legged pin.


Ziggler sends Mysterio flying into the turnbuckle. He runs at him. Rey counters with a hard right kick to the face. Ziggler runs back agian and Mysterio counters again with a hard right kick to the face. Rey jumps to the top ropes and does a cross body. He goes for the pin..... Ziggler counters by rolling over!!!

...Mysterio kicks out!!!

A near fall for Ziggler there. He almost one the title. Ziggler climbs the top rope and goes for an elbow to the hard. Shades of Shawn Michaels there. He leaps from the air but there's no body home... Ziggler gets up, Rey hits the ropes and hits a hurricana sending Ziggler in between the second and third ropes. Mysterio signals for the 619. He runs and connects with the 619. He leaps in the air and hits the West Coast Pop. He goes for the pin.


Winner: Rey Mysterio

After the match and were both backstage I shake Rey Mysterio hands and head home with my pops. Tuesday's tapings will be interesting! I don't even know whats in store for me.


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I didnt really like some of the things that Shawn said such as swearing and saying "That blows" and calling the people in the resteraunt "fatasses", it doesnt sound like something he would say since he is quite religious. Also, I dont think the wrestlers really care anymore if people see a heel and a face hanging out together, kayfabe is dead. I like some of the plans set up, especially Dolph feuding with Taker, I can see some of them getting nixed though, or else, there wouldnt be much point in reading this anymore now would there?

Anyways, another good entry. Keep it up, I'll be reading.

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I'm going to try harder to review this entry.

This was the first show (whoops, I mean diary entry) that pulled me from the realism of this thread. HBK and Dolph don't sound like I imagine that they would. Rather, they sound like two guys hanging out on the west coast WATCHING wrestling in the early 90's. All the "dudes" and "no way" type conversating makes me twitch in my seat. However, I'm more and more getting into the IDEA of this thread. The more you write regarding the backstage drama, the more potential I see. I see this as being less a "Dolph Ziggler" success story thread, and more a look at backstage politics through Ziggler's eyes. If you continue on that vibe, and tighten your dialouge, I could see myself falling in love with this BTB. I usually leave my reviews with a score...but this idea is so unique. I still have nothing to compare it to (aside from the copycats).

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Thanks You two I really appricate it. What I was going for the Shawn Michaels swearing sort of thing was him being kind of renegade. Him being all back in DX and all, I was trying to bring the renegade side of him out. I am trying to bring out the daily life sort of, of a wrestler trying to make it, and also survive the backstage politics. Keep ready, I think you'll enjoy the next few entyries. And yes, Ziggler and Taker should be feuding in no time!

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- Tuesday 4 PM -
- August 25th -

I'm sitting in the hotel lobby awaiting Jeff Hardy to pick me up. He said he'd drive me to the arena. I'm excited to talk to him, I hope he brings up if he's staying or not. We became close this last few months. We both like to party. Here he is I get in the car.

Jeff Hardy: Yo Dolph, whats good?

"Nothing Man, Just chillen you?"

Jeff Hardy: Nothing man you know... Living the dream

"Yeah Man.. You always do.. (I Chuckle)"

Jeff Hardy: Do you know who your facing tonight?

"No, I havent spoke to Mike yet..... AHHHH" I SCREAM ON THE TOP OF MY LUNGS

Jeff Hardy: Hahahahaha relax its just Matt.

Matt Hardy was laying on the back seat. I threw my bags back there not even expecting him.

Matt Hardy: Watch where you throw your bags dude.......
(He chuckles) You should have seen the look on your face dude. That was priceless.

"Yeah Yeah Yeah"

Jeff Hardy: So you gonna ask me or not?

"What?" "I don't get what your talking about Jeff"

Jeff Hardy: Ahh come on man. Were tight... You know you want to ask me if im staying or not.

"No man, if you want to tell me I'd trust that you'd tell me." Nicely played!

Jeff Hardy: Ahh I see Dolphy its gonna be like that.. Well I'm not staying. I'm tired I need a break and plus I wanna see if my reality show can get picked up. If not then I'd be coming back.

"Thats alright dude." "I understand, but one thing I don't understand, why havent you told me yet?" "I mean your leaving after tonight?"

Jeff Hardy: I'm sorry. Your 100% right. I should have told you, but I didn't want to tell anyone. It was a very hard decision and personal for me.

"Alright, I understand man!" "I wish you nothing but the best."

Jeff Hardy: Thanks Man!

Matt Hardy: Hey Dolph arent I taking the US Strap from you in a month of two?

"Yeah dude"

Matt Hardy: Nice, I think we can work well together in the ring.

"Yeah, I feel like we can have some good in ring chemistry."

We reach the arena... I get out first then the "Hardy Boyz" follow after, keeping kayfabe.


- 7 PM -

Agent: Dolph your going to be teaming with Mike Knox. You'll be facing Mysterio and R-Truth. You guys are going over. Your going to hit your finisher on Truth.

"Alright sounds good" Looks like I'm getting a push after all!

Rey Mysterio: Woah Woah uno mas uno mas... I just retained my title. Taker is back and I'm not losing the belt to Breaking Point. I want to go over tonight. Were in Phenoix. I have family there. I don't want to lose tonight. Get Stephanie on the phone right now. This is bullshit

Stephanie McMahon: Hello?

Rey Mysterio: Steph, I got family and friends here tonight. I want to go over. You promised you'd be booking me strong. This isnt how I planned it.

Stephanie McMahon: Rey you know the long term plan. This is the way to get to it.

Rey Mysterio: Yeah I know but I'm not losing tonight. I have Creative control in my contract while I have a belt. I don't care change it.

Stephanie McMahon: Alright Michael is next to me. You'll hit your finisher on Knox and Ziggler will come in the ring and Truth will take him out. Is that alright with you REY?

Rey Mysterio: Yeah sure... Sorry guys, nothing personal but I need to go over tonight.

(End Of Call)

What the fuck dude... I should be winning tonight and going over but you change it? I don't understand this at all. How could Hayes and McMahon just let this happen? I thought I was supposed to be booked strong. "Alright, that's fine." I look at Knox and he just chuckles and walks away.

I walk over to Chris Jericho.

"Hey Chris, you remember how I said, if I ever need any advice or anything I can come to you?"

Chris Jericho: Yeah man, whats up?

"I'm teaming with Knox tonight, and I was supposed to go over winning tonight, but Rey said he has family and didn't wanna look weak in front of them." "So he called Stephanie and bitched and now they're winning and I'm not going over." "Do I say anything?"

Chris Jericho: (Chuckling) No. Don't say anything. This is your first "REAL" experience with backstage politics. It happens... Sometimes the big guys don't want to lose so they instead complain till they get they're way. A while back I used to do it, but its a hassle. The top guns do it. It happens, there's nothing you can do. Just dont even bother you'll get your chance.

"So I don't even complain to Michael Hayes in our one on one meeting later?"

Chris Jericho: I wouldn't. You don't want to come off as a whining bitch. Let it go.

"Alright thanks man.".... Looks like this is my first experience with all the backstage politics I've heard about. Oh well.


- 8:55 PM -

Tag Team Match
Dolph Ziggler & Mike Knox vs R-Truth & (C) Rey Mysterio

This match is set for one fall. The match begins with R-Truth and Mike Knox hitting the ring. Knox raises his hand like to grab hands to lock up with R-Truth but in his heelish ways he kicks R-Truth in the gut. Knox then kicks R-Truth again and lifts him up. R-Truth gets thrown into the ropes. He ducks down and slaps "The Bully" Knox right in the face. What a loud slap that was. Knox runs at R-Truth he does a split followed up by a spinning kick to the face. The crowd in Phenoix digs the flashiness in R-Truth moves. Truth tags in Mysterio. They have a nice tag team move going on as Mysterio does a hurricana sending himself flying onto Mike Knox. He goes for the quick pin fall.

Knox kicks out.

Mysterio picks up Knox and hits him with a hard right fist followed up by a loud left kick to the knee. He runs and the ropes, Knox runs at Mysterio and close lines him hard. Knox stomps Mysterio's gut and then stands on him and walks over him. Mysterio is in pain. He needs to make a tag. Knox sends Mysterio flying into there turnbuckle. He runs and kicks R-Truth off the apron sending him flying. Knox then argues with the ref, as Ziggler is choking Mysterio. He then gets off the apron and takes Mysterio's feet from under him. Ziggler gets back on the apron as the ref turns around. The referee Charles Robinson did not see anything.

Knox tags in Ziggler, as Ziggler goes on the top rope and hits a hard right elbow to the heart of Mysterio. Vintage Shawn Michaels. He goes for the quick pin.

Kick out by Mysterio.

Ziggler then lifts Mysterio and attempts a Suplex but Mysterio slips out and hits an ensguri to the back of Ziggler's head sending both competitors collapsing to the apron in pain.

(The Show Cuts To Commercial)

Friday Night Smackdown! returns with Ziggler holding Mysterio in a head lock. They crowd gets behind Mysterio. He is able to hit a falling DDT on Ziggler. They both get the tag. Truth gets the hot tag. He hits Knox with a spinning hard right kick followed again by the split into a drop kick to the knee. He hits a running neck breaker on Knox. He then tags in Mysterio. Mysterio gets on Truth's shoulders. He leaps in the air and hits a Frog Splash. He goes for the pin.

.... Knox Kicks Out.

Mysterio hits the ropes, he hits a bull dog. He then hits a drop kick to the back of his knees sending him in between the second and third ropes. The crowd goes wild. Mysterio runs and leaps hitting the 619. He then hits the west coast pop. He goes for the pin. Ziggler trys to run in and break it up but R-Truth leaps to the top rope hitting a missile drop kick.


Winners: R-Truth and (C) Rey Mysterio

Aftermath: The aftermath of the Match Ziggler drags Knox out of the ring as Mysterio goes into the stands and celebrates with his children. He holds the Intercontinental Championship up.


I got out with the guys to celebrate Jeff's last night.

Jeff Hardy: Thanks for all coming out here tonight. I'm going to miss all you guys.

Gregory Helms: Or you could stay? Come on man, I'm gonna miss you...

Jeff Hardy: I'll miss you too big guy. But I need a break. I'll be back eventually. Who knows maybe I'll be number thirty? (He chuckles) Will keep in touch.

Triple H: Vince told me to let you know, your welcome back at any time, and If you need any help promoting your show or getting it on the air he will help.

Jeff Hardy: Ohh alright man thanks. Tell Vince will keep in touch.

Triple H: Alright....

Jeff Hardy: Alright, enough of the goodbyes. Whoose ready to parrtttyy!!! NOOO I said.... WHOOOSEEE REAADDDY TO PARRTTYY. This rounds on Hunter...

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Re: The Future Has Arrived - A Dolph Ziggler Diary -

Rey's a bitch, lol. Anyway, Dolph gets his first run in with backstage politics. Who'd thought it'd be Rey? Seems out of character... Another thing that I've realised is cool about this thread, is the interactions with superstars in the back. When Dolph meets someone, it's like we are meeting someone. Keep up the good work.

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Good post - agree with the guy above me re: the interactions with superstars. I can't wait to see where this goes.

One more thing: It just CAN'T be a coincidence that you're showing us the ugly side of backstage politics a few weeks away from a PPV in MONTREAL...I've got a bad feeling something really ugly will happen backsatge between now and then.
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