Dolph Ziggler has been a part of the WWE roster for over one and a half decade and the former world champion has taken part in many Royal Rumbles in his time with the company.
The Show Off recently appeared on WWE’s The Bump where he talked about the upcoming event and revealed the favorite Royal Rumble moment of his career.
Ziggler picked his 2011 Royal Rumble match against Edge for the world heavyweight title as his favorite moment and recalled how everybody knew that he had no chance of winning the bout:
“There was a Royal Rumble where I fought against Edge for the World Heavyweight title once; we went one-on-one to open up the Royal Rumble. I went in knowing and the entire audience knowing that I had no chance of winning. Because Edge is so awesome at what he does because that rivalry became so great because I learned so much in the past from traveling with him, [I knew] I was a formable opponent to him at the time.”
Continuing on the topic, the former world champion revealed why it is his favourite Royal Rumble moment and he explained that they stole the show with the opening match:
“Ten minutes into that 30-minute match, the entire crowd started coming around and realized there was a star in the making here. We beat the living hell out of each other. I appreciate anyone who loves and respects this business that knows you can go hard on them, and they’ll come back much harder on you. We stoled the show opening, and everybody had to follow it afterward. I do not know who won that Royal Rumble, and I don’t remember being in there. All I know is they weren’t sitting down the last 15 minutes of it. They knew I was going to lose, and we told them otherwise halfway through.”