Though The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler has been announced for SummerSlam, Ziggler will be facing a different opponent at the pay-per-view.
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Goldberg vs. Ziggler is planned for SummerSlam. This will be Goldberg’s first match since facing The Undertaker at Super ShowDown in June.
Goldberg tweeted after his match against Undertaker: “Knocked myself out and thought I could finish…. love my fans…..but let u down. Everyone else that found ‘pleasure’ ….. hope ur happy”
Meltzer wrote about Goldberg facing Ziggler at SummerSlam: “The biggest news not yet announced is that Bill Goldberg will return on the show to face Dolph Ziggler. Currently they are advertising Ziggler vs. The Miz, which has been the match built up on television. But Ziggler vs. Miz is a red herring and the idea is that Ziggler by disrespecting Shawn Michaels and superkicking him, disrespected the legends. The idea was that Ziggler would have the locker room against him and that Goldberg, who Ziggler has mentioned in passing in every program, would come back.”
SummerSlam is taking place at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on August 11.
Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez also discussed Goldberg vs. Ziggler on last night’s Wrestling Observer Radio: