I know Dolph Ziggler is great, you know Dolph Ziggler is great, his peers know Dolph Ziggler is great, and Dolph knows Dolph Ziggler is great. Dolph is not only supremely confident but according to a recent interview, he is on a quest to become the greatest WWE performer ever.
“I get a lot (praise) of it from legends, I get a lot of it from my peers backstage, I get a lot of it from my bosses backstage,” Ziggler told philly.com. “People recognize when someone is awesome at something and I’m not going to pretend to be humble about it. I’m very vocal about it. I’m good at this. I’m real good and one day when I finish I may be the best ever, but right now, everyone talking in my ear is just fun.”
The guy definitely seems to have a great attitude about things. I have seen dozens of talented wrestlers crack under the pressure of stress known as the WWE political landscape. Ziggler would have every right to be one of those guys. Instead, Ziggler is channeling these booking mishaps into opportunities. According to Ziggler, there are more reasons to account for his roller coaster booking than simply his talents.
“It’s good and its bad,” Ziggler said. “Sometimes it sucks that people have to wait for years of having the best match on the card, getting some of the best reactions and you’re not at the top.”
“Sometimes, that doesn’t matter”. “It doesn’t matter about talent, it doesn’t matter the situation. It matters where the storyline is going.”
I think that is the biggest point of frustration that Ziggler’s fans have. His fans and even critics, recognize the amount of talent he brings to the ring with him nightly. He is arguably the most talented in-ring performer in the WWE. Yet the WWE continue to book him in these situations that do absolutely nothing to elevate his career.
Finally, Ziggler talks a bit about his current run as WWE intercontinental champion. Back when I was a kid the I-C title had almost as much prestige (depending upon who was holding it) as the world title. Today, the title has lost a lot of that luster. Ziggler is on a mission to bring credibility and integrity back to the title.
“Right now, that is not the case, but hopefully it will be in due time ” he added. “People were complaining that the title wasn’t prestigious enough are now the same people are now complaining that in three weeks I’ve defended six times. You can’t have both, but I love it. I live for it. I live to fight every single day and outdo myself.”
I think old school fans like myself would all love to see some prestige brought back to the I-C title. Growing up I would often see the intercontinental title featured on the WWF house shows. Today it is lucky to even have a spot on those shows. That said, I don’t think there is any better choice than Ziggler to help elevate that title.
Read the entire interview over at Philly.com.
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