Dolph Ziggler represented the wrestling organization associated with his high school alma mater, St. Edward in Lakewood, Ohio, during his entrance Sunday at WWE SummerSlam.
Ziggler wore a hoodie with St. Edward Wrestling Club on the back and the E logo on the front as he headed to the ring to face Dean Ambrose for the WWE championship.
Ziggler, real name Nick Nemeth, holds the St. Edward school record for most wins in a career with 82 and helped the team win two national championships during his time in high school.
He went on to Kent State, where he won 121 matches and Mid-American Conference championships in 2000, 2002 and 2003 at 165 pounds. He will be inducted into Kent’s Varsity “K” Hall of Fame in September.
Now 36 and 220 pounds, Ziggler has been a two-time WWE champion and a four-time Intercontinental champion.
Here is video from Nemeth wrestling in the 1998 Division I District Wrestling Tournament in Mentor, Ohio.