Dolph Ziggler recently spoke with The Los Angeles Times about Summerslam, comparisons to Mr. Perfect and more. Here are the highlights…

On Comparisons to Mr. Perfect: Any comparison to a WWE legend or someone I've looked up to is really cool, but make no mistake about it, my ego is too big to want to be a really good replica of someone else! It's unfortunate that if you're really good at your job, you are constantly compared to legends of the past. I am not trying to be the next ANYONE, I am going to be the FIRST Dolph Ziggler! Follow that!

On Advice he Would Give His Younger Self if he Could: Some advice i would give myself from the Spirit Squad years, try and get taller.... Oh, and don't invest in Facebook, ha ha! I pride myself on all the hard work I have put forward from Day One, but I would convince myself that the cream eventually rises to the top. Don't get too frustrated! I'm too good at this to be overlooked!

On Recent Audience Reaction: I get cheered more and more for one simple reason: When I step in the ring I steal the show! I will not accept anything less from myself. I have won three times in about 10 months, but it doesn't matter because I put 110% into everything I do and it shows. Thanks for noticing ... three years later.

On Cashing in MITB at Summerslam: SummerSlam is a grand stage, and I will find a way to steal the show that night one way or another, but I am still brainstorming on the perfect time to cash in. This is the biggest step thus far in my career, so it will be done right and be memorable!

You can read the full interview by clicking here.