Dolph Ziggler is set to turn heel and expected to face John Cena at Hell in a Cell, Dave Meltzer is reporting on Wrestling Observer Radio. The heel turn could also involve Ziggler teaming with Summer Rae against a babyface team of Lana and Rusev, in a continuation of that narrative.
Ziggler’s reason for turning on Cena is clear. He was defeated by Cena on the U.S. Open Challenge on Raw last night, and on Total Divas he has told Nikki Bella that he wants to be in a relationship with her. So Cena has two things that Dolph wants, the United States Championship and Nikki Bella.
The turn could happen on next week’s Hell in a Cell go-home Raw, or maybe it will be saved for Hell in a Cell itself. Upon Cena’s return in December, the rivalry with Ziggler would then be renewed.
Here is footage from last night’s match. After shaking off a headbutt and a Zig Zag, Cena hit a Ziggler with the Attitude Adjustment for the victory.