The Wrestling Press recently posted a new interview with Dolph Ziggler, in which he discusses his brief reign as World Heavyweight Champion, winning over the crowd, comparisons to Mr. Perfect, working with Vickie Guerrero, and more. In the following excerpt, Ziggler responds to crowds beginning to cheer for him more:
"Honestly, I always wondered why I was booed. I understand I happen to face a lot of people that fans enjoy in the WWE, but I also work really hard at what I do and I go out there to steal the show every single night. So I’m not surprised I get some cheers, like 'Oh, you’re really good at what you do' – I know! You don’t always have to like who’s good. I understand that I’m not well-liked, but I love going out there and proving that I’m better than everyone else every single night."
Ziggler was then asked if his selling ability is contributing to his popularity. Ziggler responded:
"I’m sure it has something to do with that. Like I said, anytime people realize that you’re really good at what you do, it becomes harder and harder for them to boo against you. It’s hard to go like “Oh, this guy is really good at his job. Why am I booing him?”
Ziggler was also asked whether he thinks the Internet has become a viable alternative way of getting over, such as on Z! True Long Island Story with Zack Ryder, to which he responded:
"Yeah, of course. That’s been a really fun outlet for me since I don’t get to talk on the microphone very often for some reason. It’s a chance for me to get my character out there and let everybody know that I’m not just a wrestler, but I actually have thoughts and feelings, I like certain things and don’t like others. I’ve got to be on Zack Ryder’s YouTube show several different times and actually have a recurring role. I love it, it’s fun. I get to do what I want without anyone telling me “No, you can’t talk today” or “No, you won’t do that”. I love that I can do what I want and it’s entertaining, and that’s the key for the WWE: to be entertaining! This was only the start; several things will be coming in the future, so you’ll see a lot more of me."
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