Dolph Ziggler Discusses Working With CM Punk, Being Repackaged Twice, More

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The Miami Herald has posted a new interview with Dolph Ziggler, in which he discusses his recent match on Raw with CM Punk, getting sent back to Florida Championship Wrestling twice, working with Rey Mysterio and Chavo Guerrero, and more. In the following excerpt, Ziggler discusses his most recent match with CM Punk:

“A lot of people enjoyed the match, and my family and friends liked it. Honestly, since last Monday, I haven’t been able to sleep that well, because I really wanted that match to be one of the best ever, and it wasn’t. So I have something to build toward, and hopefully we’ll get to do it on a big stage, and if we do, I know we will tear the house down. I know it.”

In the excerpt below, Ziggler talks about being sent down to FCW for another repackaging after he appeared in the Spirit Squad:

“It’s a little scary, no matter how good you think you are or no matter how much you’re progressing. Anytime you’re taken off the full-time roster, and you have to kind of start over and work on your craft some more, when you’re off TV, it’s scary. I told myself if I got another chance, if, then I would be 100 percent ready to go. I went to two practices a day. I was watching my tapes. I didn’t want to come back and have them say, ‘Hey, let’s give this guy a shot. Oh, he’s OK.’ I wanted, ‘Wow, this guy could be the best ever,’ and that’s what I’m striving for. I was lucky enough to come back, and I’ve been lucky enough to prove a bunch of people wrong, and now I go out there and when I walk back to the locker room, and it’s tough [for those wrestling next on the show] to follow my match.”

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  • @RatedMKD

    I absolutely loved his match against Punk. It wasn't perfect, but it was more than what you need from an unadvertised TV bout. I said in my comment on Kendra's blog that week that I'd love to see Punk vs Ziggler at 'Mania, title match or not, and I stand by that. It'll probably be too soon to elevate Dolph to that level, but with Rock vs Cena selling the show, they can afford to take at least one gamble.

    Whether it comes in the immediate future or not, Dolph Ziggler is gonna be the man at some point. I'm sure of it.

    • sean

      not the man that will either be Punk Orton or Cena he will be a main event talent though

  • Whammaster

    Ziggler is definitely top talent in the company, he has the charisma and talent to really sell himself hard to the fans (hes done that) and hes always fun to watch in the ring. Hell when he finished his first match at the last ppv he said "Who can follow that! WHO!" then after the divas match, he comes out with a smile "O thats right! I DO" I mean come on, you just can help but laugh (despite burring the divas division).