Dolph Ziggler says he begged for time off WWE television, what he hopes to spoil at WWE Fastlane

By Jason Powell, Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

All Things Wrestling Podcast with Dolph Ziggler
Host: Isaac Wentzel @ATWRadioTweets
Interview available at

Ziggler on returning to WWE TV: “I will say that I really begged and pleaded for a couple months off the television show because no matter how good I am or what I’m up to, it seems that 99 times out of 100 I would lose. I didn’t think that I deserved to be on the TV show if I was someone that was losing every night, so I asked to be taken off. I was hoping for maybe six months or a year and it ended up being four weeks.”

On getting the chance to play spoiler at Fastlane: “I’m looking forward to this championship match and ruining everybody who likes to talk about the internet being better than real life and going, ‘Hey, we’re really excited about this internet dream match with AJ Styles vs. Nakamura because it’s so cool that they used to wrestle each other when they couldn’t make it to WWE.’ And I can’t wait to be the spoiler in that.”

Other topics included his chemistry with Shinsuke Nakamura in the ring, his stand up comedy career, how he’s improved his in-ring ability, and more.

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Readers Comments (2)

  1. WWE appears to pushing Shinske into the corner and out of the main event picture. I know he’s in the title match but he’s rapidly becoming the invisible man on Smackdown. They knew his English sucked, as does Asuka’s… time to get a manger involved. Asuka as a Heyman girl is something I could live with…

  2. WWE isn’t really interested in pushing people. They’re interest in content. They have a giant roster of wrestlers they’ll burn out regardless of whether they succeed or not just to keep programming going. In the old days, Ziggler would have been in WCW long ago by now.

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