Tyler Breeze and Dolph Ziggler are two of the most charismatic and talented wrestlers in WWE history. They have both entertained fans with their flashy moves, flamboyant personalities, and impressive skills. But are they related by blood or by friendship? Here is the truth behind the WWE stars’ connection.
No blood relation
First of all, let’s clear up the most obvious question: are Tyler Breeze and Dolph Ziggler brothers or cousins? The answer is no. They are not related by blood in any way. Tyler Breeze’s real name is Matthew Clement, and he was born in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada. Dolph Ziggler’s real name is Nicholas Nemeth, and he was born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. They have different parents, different backgrounds, and different nationalities.
However, Tyler Breeze and Dolph Ziggler do share some similarities in their wrestling characters. They both portray narcissistic “pretty boys” who are obsessed with their looks and their selfies. They both use the superkick as one of their signature moves. They both have blonde hair and blue eyes. And they both have catchy names that start with the letter Z.
These similarities are not a coincidence. In fact, Tyler Breeze has admitted that he was inspired by Dolph Ziggler when he created his character in NXT. He said that he wanted to be a “modern-day” version of Ziggler, who was one of his favorite wrestlers growing up. He also said that he learned a lot from working with Ziggler on the main roster, especially about how to be a reliable performer who can steal the show.
Tyler Breeze and Dolph Ziggler’s connection was also explored on-screen in WWE. In 2015, when Breeze made his main roster debut, he immediately targeted Ziggler as his first rival. The storyline was that Breeze was jealous of Ziggler’s popularity and success, and wanted to prove that he was better than him in every way. The two had several matches, including a singles match at Survivor Series 2015, which Breeze won.
The feud was short-lived, however, as Breeze soon moved on to other opponents and eventually formed a tag team with Fandango called Breezango. Ziggler also had other feuds and alliances, such as with The Miz, Drew McIntyre, and Robert Roode. The two never crossed paths again on WWE television.
Despite their on-screen rivalry, Tyler Breeze and Dolph Ziggler are actually good friends off-screen. They have both praised each other’s work ethic and talent in interviews and social media posts. They have also appeared together on several occasions outside of WWE, such as on UpUpDownDown, the YouTube gaming channel hosted by Xavier Woods. They have also supported each other’s endeavors outside of wrestling, such as Breeze’s wrestling school Flatbacks Wrestling and Ziggler’s stand-up comedy career.
Tyler Breeze and Dolph Ziggler may not be related by blood, but they are certainly related by respect and admiration. They are two of the most entertaining wrestlers in WWE history, who have a lot in common and a lot to offer to the wrestling industry.