After seemingly suffering an injury against AJ Styles on SmackDown LIVE, Kevin Owens addresses his status for the WWE Championship 1-on-2 Handicap Match at this Sunday's Royal Rumble event.01/23/2018 - 23:45
Can the WWE Champion survive Sami Zayn's vicious attack and emerge victorious in the second of two grueling matches?01/23/2018 - 23:45
The Phenomenal One faces Kevin Owens in the first of two consecutive matches against "Kami."01/23/2018 - 23:30
The Ascension think they're ready for a match against Rusev & Aiden English, but Breezango have other ideas in this edition of "The Fashion Files."01/23/2018 - 23:00
The new United States Champion joins forces with The New Day to battle The Modern Day Maharaja, Rusev & Aiden English in thrilling Six-Man Tag Team action.01/23/2018 - 22:15
WWE's Rockstar takes on The Lone Wolf as both men look for momentum heading into the Royal Rumble Match, but they also have to deal with a raging Viper.01/23/2018 - 21:45
Naomi looks for payback against The Riott Squad's Liv Morgan, but she ends up in the middle of a Royal Rumble Match preview with the rest of the Team Blue women.01/23/2018 - 21:30
Five days before their squads meet in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles at Royal Rumble, Jey Uso clashes with Chad Gable in hard-hitting singles competition.01/23/2018 - 21:30
After Daniel Bryan confirms that AJ Styles will face Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn in back-to-back matches, Shane McMahon again brings The "Yes!" Man's leadership into question.01/23/2018 - 21:15
Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn brag about their chances of becoming co-WWE Champions at the Royal Rumble this Sunday, but they end up getting to compete against AJ Styles a few days early.01/23/2018 - 21:15
World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler speaks about his concussion
On Friday afternoon, WWE.com was able to reach World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler for comment regarding the concussion he suffered Tuesday night at N.C. State that cost him two days of his memory.
“I didn’t even remember Monday until I watched Raw when I got home,” the champion revealed, in reference to the injury, which he sustained when he interfered in a match between Jack Swagger and Big E Langston. “I don’t even remember traveling from Raw to SmackDown. I don’t remember Tuesday. I remember AJ and Big E taking me to the airport on Wednesday morning.”
"I was told I interfered in a match and tried to get my hands on a ladder," said Ziggler, piecing together the timeline. "When I bent over to grab it, Jack Swagger kicked me in the head.”
Happily, Ziggler is on the mend since returning home, and his condition is improving. "I feel a lot better today," The Showoff told WWE.com of his recovery process. "Yesterday I had a bad headache. Today, I have a slight headache.”
While Ziggler’s suffered concussions before in his career, he said this was by far the worst.
“I didn’t know what day it was; I didn’t know what month it was.” he said. “I’ve had a couple of concussions before and just had a headache. I’ve never not remembered entire days, like someone in a movie.”
He continued, "WWE arranged for a Phoenix Suns doctor to see me. By the time I saw him, he said a CT scan was not necessary. He diagnosed me with retrograde amnesia. I’m going to see him again in a couple of days. I may need [a scan] then."
Although Ziggler didn't deny the injury shook him up a bit — "it's a little scary," he explained — he expects to be back in action soon and, happily, hasn't lost his sense of humor in the meantime.
"When I asked, over and over, what happened, AJ told me that Swagger kicked me in the head," said Dolph. "Apparently, all I said was ‘classic Swags.’ As for Del Rio, even a zombified me is more charismatic than Del Rio. I don’t get him. Maybe because he’s closer to my Dad’s age."