WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler spoke with Cleveland.com this week. Here are some highlights from that interview:
His first Elimination Chamber match this year: “Yeah, it was my first time. Honestly, that thing is crazy. I like to go above and beyond. I never give less than 100%. But that thing hurt like hell. I tried to sacrifice every ounce of my body to somehow stay in it all the way and ended up coming up a little short. But at least The Miz was out there. So at least he wasn’t in a gym or wrestling school somewhere, we know he was in that match.”
Changing his hair color from blonde to brown and back to blonde: “Well, I was watching a lot of I.R.S. and Brooklyn Brawler tapes at the time. I really liked the way they closed-out matches. I got a little over-zealous and thought I could still be myself and kind of portray people I’m huge fans of. And obviously you got to go out there and stick with what you know and what you are. I got to be myself. So long, blonde hair bouncing around and taking care of business in the ring. I knew it was a little bit of a mistake. But without valleys, there’s no peaks. So, you got to go down to go up. I learned a lesson to just be myself out there.”
Changing his theme song: “You know what, I’m out there to give 100% and I do what I think is best. I really don’t care what other people think. I know a lot of people like that song. I liked that song. I’m done being perfection. I still do on a day-to-day basis, I just don’t need to let everyone know about it. I’m ‘Here to Show the World’ is simply put, every single night when I go out there, I steal the show. I do what I do best and that’s take it away from every one else. And when everyone else goes to WrestleMania to see Rock vs. Cena, there going to leave knowing I stole the show.”
His WrestleMania dream opponent: “Shawn Michaels, 1997. That’s someone who could actually hang with me for 60 minutes, Iron Man Match. Let everyone know who is the best ever, not just best in the world who puts it on a t-shirt or shows up for six months a year. But someone on the roster right now, it would be Tyson Kidd. Me and him go out there and tear it up. Show everyone what wrestling is really about. And still make them care. And have them come away knowing that’s the best match they have ever seen.”
Quick Quip: While still partially in character, Ziggler’s responses were interesting. It’s not every day you hear someone speak so highly of a wrestler who’s lucky to even be on Superstars weekly.
Tags: Dolph Ziggler, Elimination Chamber, shawn michaels, Tyson Kidd, WWE
Source: Glenn Moore for Cleveland.com