WWE Star Dolph Ziggler and Two High School Duals to be a Part of Kent State vs. Ohio Friday
KENT, Ohio - Kent State wrestling fans know him as Nick Nemeth (1999-2003), but to much of the world he is WWE superstar Dolph Ziggler, and Friday night (Feb. 11) he makes his return to the M.A.C. Center. The three-time Mid-American Conference champion and former career win leader will serve as an honorary captain for his alma mater when it takes on rival Ohio.
Ziggler will be signing autographs following the Flashes' dual with the Bobcats that is slated to begin at 7:05 p.m. He will also be recognized with a video tribute midway through the dual.
Friday night's M.A.C. Center events will begin at 5 p.m., featuring two high school dual meets. Area schools Cuyahoga Falls and Medina will be in action along with Gahanna Lincoln and Delaware Hayes. KSU will also welcome back former three-year captain Kyle Bentley (1993-97), who serves as head coach at Gahanna Lincoln.
"We're expecting a great atmosphere Friday night," Head Coach Jim Andrassy said. "You're going to see some quality wrestling at both the high school and college levels, a WWE superstar and we're going to have the pep band, cheerleaders and promotions so we'll have something for everyone."
Ranked No. 15 in last week's NWCA Coaches Poll, the Golden Flashes (12-5, 2-0 MAC) will be recognizing its four seniors Friday night. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $1 for kids.
SportsTime Ohio will be airing the meet Saturday at 9:30 p.m.