Nic Nemeth is set to compete in a wrestling match that isn’t for World Wrestling Entertainment.
After nearly 20 years in WWE, Dolph Ziggler (Nic Nemeth) was released by WWE in September 2023. The former World Heavyweight Champion, who also held the Intercontinental, United States & Tag Team Titles was let go along with several others.
While WWE wasn’t using Ziggler that much, it still came as a surprise to a lot of wrestling fans considering how long he worked there.
Now that his 90-day no-compete clause has expired, Nic Nemeth is exploring other options. At NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 18, Nemeth was at the show with his brother Ryan and got into an altercation with NJPW Global Champion David Finlay.
In his first post-WWE match, Nic Nemeth is set to compete at World Wrestling Council’s Euphoria event on the 20th of January in Puerto Rico. They sent along this information about the show including a link to how fans can watch online.
The Most Wanted Man, Nic Nemeth, will have his first match after his WWE exit against Puerto Rican legend, Ray González, at WWC, Puerto Rico:
WWC presents Euphoria, the largest independent event in Puerto Rico in the last decade. Saturday, January 20th at 7:00pm (ET) in Puerto Rico’s wrestling cathedral, the historic Pepín Cestero Arena at Bayamón.
Main Event: Former WWE’s Grand Slam Champion, The Most Wanted Man, Nic Nemeth, formerly known as Dolph Ziggler, in his first match on the independent circuit, collides with The Greatest of All Time in Puerto Rican wrestling, Mr. Rayting, Ray González.
For the WWC Universal Championship: On his 532nd day of reign, The number one ranked wrestler in Puerto Rico, The Puerto Rican Superhero, Intelecto Cinco Estrellas, defends against the NWA superstar, The Masterpiece, Chris Adonis, formerly known like Chris Masters in WWE, with Eddie “Alábalo” Colón (Primo Colon) in his corner.
For the Caribbean Championship: The Leader of the New Order, Xavant, defends against the current NWA and MLW superstar, The Indy God, Matt Cardona, formerly known as Zack Ryder in WWE.
For the Puerto Rican Championship: The Precious One, Gilbert, defends against current AEW superstar, The Hollywood Hunk, Ryan Nemeth.
TLC Match for the WWC World Tag Team Championships: La Artillería Ilegal, Lightning & Chicano, defend against La Maldita Revolución, Julio Jiménez & Zcion RTOne.
For the WWC Television Championship: Second generation wrestler, Jovan, defends against The Hottest Act, Bryan Idol, directly from NWA.
The Crush, Natalia Markova, directly from the NWA with Stephanie Amalbert in her corner, clashes against La Guerrera, Amazona.
The Showman, Mike Nice vs The Dragon, Nihan.
Fatal 4-Way, for the WWC Junior Heavyweight Championship: La Promesa, Diego Luna (c) vs. Super Classic, Hijo del Enigma vs. El Informante vs. Brandon The Skater.
Tickets on sale at Rayting Mini Market in Mameyal at Dorado, Puerto Rico, and tickets will be on sale the same day of the event (January 20th, 2024) at the Pepín Cestero Arena starting at 3:00pm (ET). Available on PPV on FITE TV.
Nic Nemeth Is Ready For WWC Match
The match between Nemeth and Gonzalez was previously announced while this promo from Nemeth was posted by Lucha Libre Online as well.
“Ladies and gentlemen, it doesn’t get any bigger than this. That’s right, WWC Euphoria Puerto Rico, baby! The most wanted man in professional wrestling today, the hottest free agent, and I am laying it down, baby. I’m laying down a challenge in Puerto Rico for Mr. Ray-tings, Ray González. You think you can step foot in the ring with me and go toe-to-toe with the best damn thing going today?
On January 20, WWC Euphoria, Mr. Ray-tings, the most wanted man Nic Nemeth is coming for you, if you got the guts.”
It is not yet known if Nic Nemeth plans to sign a contract with any other wrestling promotion or if he just plans to compete around the world as a free agent.