on the march 5 episode of smackdown, ziggler was announced as a participant in the 7-man ladder match for the intercontinental championship at wrestlemania 31, which was won by daniel bryan.
The july 29, 2013 episode of raw, ziggler defeated big langston via disqualification after aj lee attacked ziggler.
 ziggler and swagger unsuccessfully challenged air boom for the wwe tag team championship at hell in a cell and at vengeance, where ziggler also successfully defended the united states championship against ryder.
The november 1 episode of smackdown, ziggler's first successful title defense was against curt hawkins, who he defeated with a superkick in seven seconds, he also made a survivor series challenge to anybody on the raw roster.
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 the following night on raw, while trying to diffuse an argument between vickie and aj, aj unexpectedly kissed ziggler, leaving him confused.
 ziggler then started a rivalry with the great khali, losing to him by disqualification after attacking khali with a steel chair.
However, long interrupted ziggler's ceremony however and accused guerrero of orchestrating the attack, prompting guerrero to reveal ziggler as the attacker and long to rehire edge.
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 ziggler ended 2012 having wrestled the second most tv/ppv matches that year with 90; however, he had the most tv/ppv losses with 57.
 on the following episode of raw, ziggler and swagger were defeated by clay and marella in a tag team match.
 ziggler participated in the elimination chamber for the vacated intercontinental championship; other participants were winner ryback, king barrett, r-truth, sheamus, who eliminated ziggler, and mark henry, at elimination chamber.
Later, ziggler teamed with aj to face cena and vickie guerrero, however, the match ended in a disqualification after the debuting big e langston attacked cena, also starting an on-screen relationship between dolph and aj.
 the next night on raw, kingston invoked his rematch clause in a two out of three falls match and won via disqualification, allowing ziggler to retain.
 over the next few weeks, ziggler defeated khali by countout and disqualification after making it look like khali had struck him with a steel chair.
 on the december 16 episode of smackdown, ziggler finally defeated seth rollins in a singles match after failing numerous times before.
 ziggler was able to make a successful title defense against kingston at the night of champions pay-per-view, and against kaval at survivor series.
The january 3, 2017 episode of smackdown, after he lost to baron corbin, kalisto came to the save of ziggler during a post match assault by corbin, he superkicked kalisto, turning heel in the process for the first time since june 2013.
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 the following night on raw, aj and langston accompanied ziggler as he cashed in his money in the bank contract on alberto del rio to win the world heavyweight championship.
 ziggler ended his feud with cena after losing to him on the january 7, 2013, episode of raw, in a singles match and in steel cage match the following week, despite outside interference from aj and langston in both matches.
 at no mercy, ziggler defeated the miz, winning the intercontinental championship for the fifth time and saving his career.
The january 19 episode of raw, sting provided another assist, as john cena won ziggler, ryback and rowan's jobs back.
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Theodore nemeth (born july 27, 1980), best known by the ring name dolph ziggler, is an american professional wrestler, actor, and occasional stand-up comedian.
Since then, ziggler has held wwe's world heavyweight championship twice, the intercontinental championship five times, the united states championship once, and was the 2012 money in the bank winner.
 ziggler later earned a shot at big e's intercontinental championship, but was unsuccessful in capturing the title.
 on july 14 at money in the bank, aj cost ziggler his title rematch against alberto del rio, after she prematurely snuck into the ring and hit del rio with her own title, prompting a disqualification.
 on the march 19 raw, ziggler and swagger were announced as the newest members of team johnny for the 12-man tag team match at wrestlemania xxviii nad on the april 2 raw, ziggler and swagger unsuccessfully challenged santino marella for the united states championship in a triple threat match.
Asked whether it was difficult to date such a funny person, ziggler claimed to enjoy the challenge.
Following night on raw, ziggler cashed in his money in the bank contract on an injured alberto del rio to win his second world heavyweight championship.
 on the january 21 episode of raw, ziggler won a beat the clock challenge to earn the right to choose what number he can enter in the royal rumble match, first or second.
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 later that night, aj cost dolph ziggler his rematch for the world heavyweight championship against alberto del rio, after she prematurely snuck into the ring and hit del rio with her divas title, prompting a disqualification.
After jack swagger suggested to guerrero that she should manage him in addition to ziggler, a jealous ziggler teased tension with swagger.
 the following night on raw, ziggler and jericho were placed in a "strange bedfellows" match against wwe tag team champions team hell no (daniel bryan and kane), but they lost when kane hit a chokeslam on ziggler and pinned him after jericho framed him for pushing kane.
 ziggler returned to television on the next smackdown and qualified for the royal rumble match by beating barrett in a non-title match.
 on june 29 at money in the bank, ziggler competed in the money in the bank ladder match for a wwe world heavyweight championship contract, but the match was won by seth rollins.
 this, coupled with ziggler's concurrent feud with alex riley, led to ziggler to defend and retain his united states championship in a fatal four-way match against swagger, riley, and john morrison at night of champions.
Long also gave edge a rematch against ziggler, who lost the championship back to edge and was then fired by long.
 claiming that "the era of underdogs (like ziggler) is over", sheamus and ziggler started a feud, with sheamus challenging ziggler in a kiss me arse match at extreme rules, which ziggler won.
 the following week, baron corbin confronted ziggler, and the two had a match with ziggler's number one contender's spot on the line.
5), the recently reinstated authority forced ziggler to defend his intercontinental championship against bad news barrett and he initially won.
The june 11 episode of raw, ziggler pinned the great khali, swagger and christian in a fatal four-way elimination match to become the number one contender to the world heavyweight championship, but at no way out, ziggler lost the title match to champion sheamus.
The october 28, 2014 episode of raw, ziggler and john cena shook hands together backstage, which the authority interpreted as a deal to plot against them.
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Ziggler contributed to rusev being counted out, then after all his teammates were eliminated, he pinned kane and luke harper.
 at backlash, ziggler failed to win the miz's intercontinental championship after maryse sprayed something at ziggler whilst miz distracted the referee.
 after defeating wwe tag team champions daniel bryan and kane in singles matches due interference from langston, ziggler and langston were given a shot at their titles.
Ziggler was later unsuccessful in capturing the united states championship, when he lost to dean ambrose, at night of champions and on the october 16 episode of main event.
That same night, ziggler won a four-way match against cody rhodes, drew mcintyre and the big show to become the number one contender to the world heavyweight championship.
 after failing to win the intercontinental title in the following weeks, ziggler challenged him for the title one more time at no mercy with his career on the line.
The march 7 episode of raw, ziggler was introduced as the newest member of the raw roster, and defeated john morrison in a singles match; ziggler was accompanied by guerrero, who had also been fired from smackdown, but she was forced to earn her spot on the raw roster.
 on the november 10 episode of raw, ziggler was brutally attacked by the returning luke harper.
 on the december 13 edition of smackdown, ziggler pinned dean ambrose in a fatal four-way elimination match also involving the miz and luke harper, to become the number one contender to aj styles' renamed wwe championship.
 the two then had a no disqualification match at extreme rules where corbin won after hitting a low blow on ziggler.
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 on july 28 at the tapings of the august 6 episode of smackdown ziggler defeated kofi kingston to win the wwe intercontinental championship for the first time.
 on the january 4, 2011 episode of nxt, ziggler won a battle royal to earn the right to choose a new rookie, and chose byron saxton.
Following the match, ziggler attacked the victors, stomping on crews' ankle after placing it in a chair.
 after ziggler defeated miz in a non-title match the following night on raw, he received a rematch at summerslam, where he defeated miz to win the championship for a second time.
 prior to ziggler's official coronation ceremony on smackdown on february 18, guerrero also fired edge, claiming that he had attacked smackdown general manager theodore long several weeks prior.
 the following raw, ziggler defeated punk by countout after laurinaitis interfered again; as a result, ziggler did not win the championship.
 on the april 18 episode of smackdown, ziggler failed to become the #1 contender for the wwe championship after losing a six-pack challenge match.