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Dolph Ziggler On Whether WWE Stars Watch TNA, If He Was Physically Bigger, John Cena

Emmy winning entertainment reporter Chris Van Vliet from WOIO recently spoke with Dolph Ziggler in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. He talks about breaking away from Vickie Guerrero, how he would have been pushed sooner if he was bigger and his thoughts on John Cena and CM Punk.

He talked about how if he was bigger he would have been pushed earlier, saying if he was 4 inches taller and 40 pounds heavier he would be “a multiple time world champion”. However he admits that he’s he glad he has had to work for all of his success because he feels it has made him better.

He also discussed CM Punk’s claim to being the best the world saying “He has to put it on a shirt. It’s almost like ‘Guys, I’m the best in the world, right? Just ask me!’ It comes off like he’s begging for it and if you keep saying it I guess you think it’s true.”

On being great at selling moves, “I do everything, especially when I’m getting beat up, If I’m going to run into something, I’m running into it full force and it hurts. But instead of hearing ‘oh, is that guy ok?’ you hear ‘OOOOH!!’. My body’s on the line because I love this and I do it for a living”

On the topic of John Cena, Ziggler says, “The eight-year old kids, they still think that John Cena’s really good at stuff, other than being strong. And they buy the t-shirts and that’s great. Everybody else goes ‘well, I graduated high school. I get that [Ziggler’s] better than everybody else’”

On being compared to Shawn Michaels and Mr. Perfect: “Mr. Perfect, I was a big fan of his because we kind of had similar deals like wow, we’re almost too good at this that it looks easy sometimes. Huge fan of his, huge fan of Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair. Those guys who always wanted the spotlight even if they weren’t supposed to be in it. They were the guys, if they weren’t the main event, they showed up the main event to let everyone know that next time you put me in there”

On whether he or any of the [WWE] guys in the back follow what’s going on in TNA: “Me, personally as a wrestling fan, it’s something I’ve said before where I study movies, I study comedians, why they are getting these reactions; I watch all wrestling. And lots of us, because of the ever-changing roster for both sides, we’re friends with half of those guys anyway because we were wrestling with them a few months ago. So that community, we all kind of follow each other. A lot of us watch it just because we love wrestling. We’ll watch TNA. We’ll watch Ring of Honor. I watch everything just to see what’s going on and know where I need to be.

“Even a good friend of mine, Mike Mondo, who was with me in the Spirit Squad, he’s in Ring of Honor tearing it up. Everyone’s always saying how great he’s doing.”

In a follow-up question, Ziggler is then asked, “There seems to be some storylines between TNA and WWE that are kind of overlapping right now. Isn’t that weird? He responds, “I’m a little behind on [TNA] storylines, but yes. I heard that from several different people. So, maybe…”

Other topics covered were: getting more mic time, breaking away from Vickie Guerrero and his Twitter feud with Arnold Schwarzenegger.


  • SYM

    So I’m not the only one who watches all Wrestling because I’m a die hard fan. YES To Ziggler!

  • Huh?

    Hope Vince doesn’t hear about this interview and get mad that a talent mentioned the competing product…#dontburydolph

  • MeetTheFlintStones

    what ever happened to everyone getting along

  • beautifullady

    never been here before but what i have been reading this person tyuaza is really sick and needs some serious help
    all i read is her insulting everyone on this message board what she needs to realize this is a sports wrestling message board to leave comments or messages or thoughts about wrestling but not to insult the other people who leave messages on her from what i read she really needs some serious help and for that matter to be put on some seriousm medication and for the people who get insulted on here there should be a place were people can report problemsum people on here because that tuaza does not realize is what she is doing is cyber bullying and she should know that people can go to jail for doing that

  • sweetgalone

    this person needs to get profesional help
    sick very sick warriors arm pit? word of some advice to you dont listen to a word that isck people like tyuaza says for her to say what she said regarding your mother and grandmother is sick someone like her needs help and she needs to realize this is a message chat about wrestling not a place to insult people who express their views and thoughts on the wrestling

  • Wellsy

    Ziggler to win the Rumble, cash in MITB at EC, then challenge CM Punk at Mania for the undisputed title!

    Make it happen!

  • Warriors Armpit

    @tyuaza time to back off the caffiene there before you give urself an embolism or summit

  • beautifullady

    the message boards are no place to be with people insulting peole like that

  • numberoneRYBACKfan

    you need to get some professional help
    you need to calm down i was writing about dolph ziggler
    will you please calm down
    stop insutling people

  • numberoneRYBACKfan

    Dolph Ziggler Breaking away from Vickie Guerrero is the best and the smartest thing that he has ever done, Dolph Ziggler staying with Vickie Guerrero was holdaing him back big time, and keeping him from moving forward and further in his career, now that Dolph Ziggler broke away from Vickie Guerrero he is going to go more forward and more further in his WWE Career, two years is and was long enough for Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero to be paired together now it is time for Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero to go their separate ways which they both did time for them to move on and to move on from eachother

  • cc

    Ziggler really understands the industry and really “gets” it.
    He knows the perfect line in an interview on how to mix character and reality.

  • Tombstone

    I respect you too poko. Your asinine posts give us, the fellow users way more credibility and relevance, as your views are soo 80s era. But keep doing what you’re doing pal, we all benefit from it!

    SEMPER FI!!!

  • poko

    “The eight-year old kids, they still think that John Cena’s really good at stuff, other than being strong. And they buy the t-shirts and that’s great. Everybody else goes ‘well, I graduated high school. I get that [Ziggler’s] better than everybody else’”

    Awesome, hilarious quote. Now for the flood of outrage from people who don’t realize that he was being in-character.

    I really like Ziggler, I like that he loves what he’s doing, that he respects wrestling enough to sell his opponent’s moves rather than just trying to make himself look good.