In the newest episode of “Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia”, Lilian sits down with WWE Superstar & Intercontinental Champion, Dolph Ziggler. Inside this episode, Dolph talks about his amateur wrestling experience in college, and what it was like to have his first WWE tryout against Bobby Lashley. In addition, you’ll hear about the initial plans WWE had for Dolph Ziggler and which WWE Hall of Famer he was planned to be partnered with. Hear his thoughts about being Chavo Guerrero’s caddy and how he dealt with being called over to the main roster with only 6 months of wrestling training. Dolph also expresses his feelings on the Spirit Squad and how he felt when it came to an end. He also discusses how he came up with the name “Dolph Ziggler” and which family member inspired the name. He mentions about being compared to Shawn Michaels and Mr. Perfect and how he feels being paired with Drew McIntyre. Dolph discusses growing up with 2 younger brothers and how his comedy career has helped him grow as an overall performer. In this episode of Chasing Glory, The Show Off shows everyone why he is focused on becoming one of the top superstars in the WWE. It’s about to get real, raw, and inspiring with Dolph Ziggler.
In preparation for The Grandest Stage of Them All, Dolph Ziggler visited Rhett and Link of YouTube’s popular original series “Good Mythical Morning” to test his mettle against Link in a showdown of guessing Buy It Now prices for sports-entertainment-related items.
Watch as The Showoff tries to determine the prices of items ranging from weird – like a Rock porcelain doll – to ring-used memorabilia, and even a cardboard standee signed by Ziggler himself.
Before WWE’s most patriotic show of the year, Tribute to the Troops, airs on Thursday, December 14th on USA at 8 p.m. ET, Dolph Ziggler chatted with me about the state of his career, if there’s anything about it he would change and why he thinks Naomi has the best “comeback” in the business.
Give me one word to describe your career this year?
“Wow one word? OK you tell me how your career has been this year in one word.”
Ummm …. That’s a good question (laughs)
“See it’s not that easy.”
I would say winding. Where I’m at now as opposed to where I was in January is drastically different.
“OK that’s fair. I would say solid. I’m pretty reliable no matter what situation I’m in at work and also solid in that I’ve been pretty busy doing things beyond wrestling.”
On Edge and Christian’s podcast you opened up about your unhappiness with the placement of your character right now ….
“That was a sentence in an hour and a half discussion. I know it makes for a great click-bait article where I’m like ‘yeah it sucks!’ But they left out the part where I talk about how I want to be better and here’s why everyone should be working to be better. That’s the part people leave out, which is fine.
If you’re … you’re at NBC Sports right?
“OK if you’re doing great work for the last 10 years and you want to be in the top position at your job and you’re scratching and clawing, wouldn’t you be unhappy if there was no movement? You would go ‘Sure, yeah I want to be on top!’ But not everyone gets to be on top at once. Of course I hate not being the champion and not having the show revolve around me, but I love it. That chip on my shoulder drives me to keep going and keep proving how good I am, until somebody somehow shows me some instance where I wasn’t great at my job.” Continue reading
What’s up, Hosers?
Welcome to another edition of E&C’s POD OF AWESOMENESS
This week, The Rocket Strappers spoke with a man who strapped the rocket to himself, as he’s had one hell of a career in the WWE, The Showoff, Dolph Ziggler.Ziggler talked with E&C about his amateur wrestling background, his early gimmicks within WWE, and his ascent to becoming WWE Champion. He also touched on his future, told some road stories, and described what it was like the first time he got on stage to do stand-up comedy (Christian gave Dolph a great opening line to use at future shows).
This was a fun episode, brother brothers. Enjoy.
Have you ever been bullied? If so, what was the situation and how did you overcome it?
I was definitely bullied when I was a teenager. I overcame it by creating a group of friends I trusted and focusing on the things I wanted to accomplish.
When you were younger, what would you do if you saw someone being bullied? Would you change how you handled that situation?
I would make sure the person being bullied had a friend in myself, and stick up for the person being bullied. Chances are, when a bystander intervenes, the bully will stop.
Can you provide advice to someone who may be a victim of bulling?
My advice is lean on those around you for support. These people could be friends, family members or teachers. Make sure you confide in someone about the bullying, because no one should have to go through it alone.
Have you ever been cyberbullied? If so, what did you do to stop it?
When I was growing up, we didn’t have social media like youth do today, but from my experience talking to young people, and visiting schools across the world, I know it is a huge problem and the best advice I could give them is to immediately block the bully and tell an adult. Chances are, if someone is bullying you, they are bullying other people as well. By telling someone, you’re not only helping yourself, but helping countless other kids who are going through the same thing.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
A football player
What was your favorite subject in school?
Where is the coolest place you’ve ever travelled to?
Growing up, what was your favorite sport?