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Dolph Ziggler Interview – Backstage Resentment Of The Rock, Rivalry With The Miz

Dolph Ziggler appeared on sportstalkNETWORK to discuss tonight’s Raw SuperShow in Cleveland, hosting WWE Download, Vickie Guerrero, The Rock returning to WWE and more. Highlights are as follows:

Being a WWE Superstar: “I’m never truly satisfied with anything and I never will be and that’s why I’ve been lucky to get this far but it is everything and even more… our roster and even guys not even on the main roster work so hard tirelessly to put on a great show for the fans and it never ends and there’s no off-season.”

If there is competitive rivalry between he and The Miz since they both hail from Ohio: “Absolutely and we love it! We’re buddies but we also bust each others chops and we push each other as much as we can. We both want to be ‘the next guy’.”

Backstage resentment of The Rock being in the main event at WrestleMania XXVIII: “I’m going to take advantage of that one way or the other and get some eyes on us that we normally wouldn’t have – we’re going to stretch out to different genres and different age groups of people who have seen The Rock in the movies or Disney and they don’t know what it’s like to see a WWE show and their going to see the greatest show and the biggest WrestleMania of all time. So I see that as a positive – as an opportunity – The Rock is coming back and give us somewhat of a rub and more eyes are going to see me steal the show at WrestleMania in Miami on April 1st.”

The audio interview is available here.

  • devontet

    Miz to interfere and cost rock the match against Cena. Just wishful thinking. I mean Rock interfered in the main event last year and that was Cena n Miz and if the rumors of Rock competing at Summer Slam why not have It against Miz. I think he’s a great wrestler from what he was when he first started off. So that’s my prediction. Miz helps Cena win wether people think Cena should win cleanly I think with creative today they will through a screwball in there.

  • this guy

    Wouldn’t you rather see rock vs Cena for 30 minutes instead of watching another Michael Cole match taking up valuable air time?

  • Devil_Rising

    I don’t see how Rocky is “Taking a spot” from most of the guys on the roster. How many of them would have actually been in the main event, or even on the card, anyway? You know how WWE operates. And again, it’s not Rock’s fault that he was announced as the main event for WM a year in advance. That was McMahon’s idea, he just went along with it.

    The only guy I’d say is getting anything “stolen” from him, is CM Punk, who has been on a huge roll over the past year, and he vs. Jericho deserves to be the main event. Other than that, no.

  • Sammo

    The Rock is freeing up a space for a whole match? He’s on the Wrestlemania card in bout that will likely take up over 30min including entrances. How does that make room for another match?!

  • Keith Wells

    I just hope the Rock/Cena match is entertaining and that in the end Cena comes out on top.Why?The Rock was the shit in his day and yet half the fans love Cena and the other half hate him(thanx to cm punk)Cena would lose allot of clout in the WWE (unless he is turning heel)Rock is a Movie star now not a WWE superstar.If Cena was a heel then Rock wins.But thats not the case.I hope its a 45 mins to 1 hour match of all matches.Both are great athletes but Cena has earned this win for all he has done for the COMPANY.Love him or Hate him,Cena is the WWE after Hogan and the rest left.Cena,Orton,Punk,Ziggler,and a very few others are the face of the WWE now.Vince please dont let The Rock ruin it for a few million dollars.I like the idea of this match,but do the right thing.

  • RUSTanator

    why does everyone assume the rock is taking someones spot?

    if rock wasnt at mania, then cena would be in a one of the title matches for certain.

    if anything the rock is freeing up a space for a whole match.

  • Stevie P

    I think he meant that he can make new fans off of The Rock because people who don’t normally watch WWE might watch WM because of him. Then guys like Ziggler can capitalize on these new fans. This is the right mentality to have and it’s a very good reason as to why he will be a top guy soon and for years to come.

  • JIR

    Thats the correct mentality for everyone on the WWE roster sure Rock is taking a spot but if it can make millions of new fans that is more cash in your pocket they don’t have to like the Rock but they better be damn thankful for the extra cash in that ppv check