As noted, there's been internal talk of Dolph Ziggler losing tonight's Career vs. Title Match with WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz at No Mercy. Furthermore, WWE officials reportedly want Ziggler to transition into a backstage producer's role with the company.
In another sign that Ziggler could be losing tonight's match, the following preview for Tuesday's SmackDown was sent to several cable providers, including DirecTV:
"From San Jose. A recap of No Mercy, including the three-way battle for world champion; and a look at Dolph Ziggler's exit from WWE."