During an interview for WWE Magazine, Dolph Ziggler was asked if he is a main eventer. He said that he is:
"I know a lot of people don't see it as I do, but in my head, I am a main eventer simply because of the fact that I did a helluva job reinventing the U.S. Championship from a title people held for a little while to becoming the stepping stone it once was. I made it prestigious again. I made people who liked me or hated me think, "This is the next guy." Now it's time to prove myself yet again. I cannot wait to go out there against the likes of CM Punk, whose T-shirt says he is the "Best in the World." It's hard to prove myself as a main eventer, as a star, without the merch and T-shirts, but I'm fine with that. It's just another obstacle that pushes me to the top."