In tonight’s opening segment on SmackDown, “re-hired” superstars Dolph Ziggler, Ryback and Erick Rowan make appearances and cut promos thanking Sting for helping them to get their jobs back. In Dolph Ziggler’s promo, he says he will continue to fight The Authority and seems to take an obvious shot at the departed WWE-now UFC star CM Punk – here is the line:
“I’d rather sit here in this ring and face any punishment they give me every day for the rest of my life than sit at home on some couch complaining on a podcast.”
Was the line a shoot by Ziggler or was it pre-empted as part of a script from WWE creative? That, we don’t know.