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Dolph Ziggler on Daniel Bryan & CM Punk Being Top Stars a Decade Ago

Dolph Ziggler discussed with JS Online about taking bumps and selling for other wrestlers during his wrestling matches. “I pride myself on being one of the hardest workers in the business and part of that is making my opponent look good,” Ziggler said. “They love it and the fans love it, too, because I try to make them feel the shots.”

Ziggler also commented on how the current stars of today (Daniel Bryan & CM Punk) would have never been as big of stars as they are today ten years ago. “Ten years ago, (stars) our size would have never gotten this kind of push,” Ziggler said.

Ziggler revealed that his love for wrestling started at a young age, “I played a lot of sports. Football. Hockey. You name it, but I’ve always had a passion for wrestling. I grew up watching Rick Flair and I wanted to be just like him,” he said.

You can check out the rest of the interview here.

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  • Devon

    Dolph is right. Back in the AE big guys were main eventers. Austin, Rock, HHH, Taker, Kane, Big Show they were all over 250. Although in late 2001 they did put the straps on Jericho & he is under 230. And look at how long it took to put the straps on Eddie & Benoit. Although HBK & Bret were smaller top guys under 240.

  • SdotC

    I know I always criticize Dolph for this, but you have to understand that it’s constructive criticism as a fan– I’d like to see him tone down his selling just a little bit. If he’s in a program with the Big Show, of course he should sell the fck out of Show’s power moves, but as someone who’s in that stage of his career that will define whether or not the fans view him as a top-tier player, I don’t like seeing Dolph bump so strongly for mid-card heels. Again, if it’s a big, strong guy like Cesaro, Reigns, or just a top dog like Orton, that’s different, but any time I see him flying around like a ragdoll for someone like, let’s say Jack Swagger, even though it makes the match more entertaining that night, in the long run I fear that it may hurt his perception in the eyes of the casual fan as someone who is too easy to beat down, and therefore someone they wouldn’t buy as a top billed star. I’m not saying he should start bumping like Cena (God no!), but he should just refine it a little bit, tone it down in certain situations, and now that he’s a babyface, it could really make the casual fan get behind him when they see a heel getting heat on him, and then have them begging for that moment when he makes his comeback.

    If he can do that, find a new finisher, and improve his mic skills just a little bit more than he already has in like the next year, and I do believe he’ll do all of the above, I think that by WM31, he won’t just be seen as someone who can win a WHC match against the right opponent, I think the casual fans will see him as someone who can win the Rumble and carry the WWE Championship for 9 months. I do have high hopes and he’s already made such improvements in the past year or so.

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