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John Cena pays RESPECT to RELEASED WWE Superstar

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The wrestling community recently experienced a significant shakeup as WWE announced the release of several of its talents. Among those released was the long-standing WWE veteran, Dolph Ziggler. His journey with WWE began in 2004, and over the years, he has showcased his prowess and dedication to the sport. The news of his release has led to an outpouring of reactions from fellow wrestlers and fans alike, including John Cena.

Cena, a name of course synonymous with WWE, took to X (previously known as Twitter) to pay his respects to Ziggler.

The 16-time World Champion, who has had his fair share of face-offs with Ziggler in the ring, highlighted Ziggler’s impressive match count during his WWE tenure.

He tweeted, “One thousand five hundred and fifty-four matches. @HEELZiggler #Respect.” This tweet not only emphasises Ziggler’s commitment to WWE but also the respect he commands among his peers.

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John Cena vs Dolph Ziggler: Memorable Matches

Over the years, Ziggler and Cena have given fans some unforgettable moments. One of the most notable bouts between the two was the Ladder Match in 2012 at WWE TLC.

In a thrilling encounter, Ziggler emerged victorious, thanks in part to AJ Lee’s intervention. Another significant face-off occurred in October 2015, when the two clashed for the United States Championship. Cena managed to clinch the title that evening.

While they’ve had several matches over the years, these two encounters stand out for their intensity and the stakes involved.

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Ziggler’s Legacy

Dolph Ziggler is not just another name on the WWE roster. He’s a former WWE World Heavyweight Champion. However, 2023 saw a decline in his appearances, with his last match aired on the May 29th episode of WWE RAW.

In this bout, he faced JD McDonaugh, which unfortunately ended in a double countout. Despite the recent inactivity, Ziggler’s legacy in WWE remains intact.

His dedication, skill, and passion for the sport have left an indelible mark on WWE and its fans.

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