Dolph Ziggler recently spoke with Sky Sports to promote the upcoming WWE UK tour in November. Here are the highlights.
On his feud with The Miz:
“Any world championship or WrestleMania match I’ve had didn’t have the build that this match did,” said Ziggler. “All 11 years of my career – mainly how I lose all the time – played into it, with Miz showing a highlights package featuring every terrible thing that has happened to me in this company. O had to put something on the line to force myself to step up or go away. I knew I needed to be more special than someone who is just good at wrestling and overcoming that challenge and becoming champion has hopefully given my career a whole new lease of life.”
On his relationship with Vince McMahon:
“I have always been told it’s important to have a relationship with Vince but at the same time it is difficult. The one or two days a week you would see him he is extremely busy getting the shows ready for the live audience, so if you find two or three minutes you’d better have something good to say as he is a workaholic and you are eating into his time. He is a little scary at first but the more you talk to him, the more you deliver in the ring and the more he can count on you [the more time he has for you]. For years I have taken the time to say hello and bring up an idea and he is usually very receptive. He has started to trust me a lot more.”