Dolph Ziggler on Working with Tyler Breeze, If His Pushes Motivate Him to Work Harder, More

Dolph Ziggler

– Dolph Ziggler recently spoke with The Phoenix New Times to promote tonight’s WWE SmackDown tapings. The full interview is at this link. Below are highlights:

Are you looking forward to working a program with Tyler Breeze?

I look forward to anything, any kind of challenge, anybody new coming to the roster, anybody that wants to say, “Hey, I’m better than you” or younger or faster. Well, let’s see what you got and let’s see if you can hang with me. I’m someone who’s very open to new challenges, down to do whatever. And it seems like he’s pretty good, good head on his shoulders, seems like he knows what he’s doing and he’s been working really hard for a long time. He used to pick my brain, actually. So I gave him a couple pointers and I hope he can hang in the ring with me, and if he can, he’ll be on his way to a hell of a start.

Both you and Tyler Breeze kind of do the young, gorgeous male thing. I mean, is this going to be a battle of the pretty boys?

I feel like I don’t do anything young or gorgeous or [a] model kind of thing. I think that’s his thing. I’m way older than him, which is fine. I think that’s his thing, mine is just “guy who doesn’t stop getting beat up ’til he tries to win a match.” So I don’t really have a gorgeous guy thing. I just happen to be around a couple of girls all the time at work.

Is your character turning heel anytime soon?

It looks like I’ll be working with Tyler Breeze. If that continues, I don’t think that’s the situation. But I mean, who’s to know? Every Monday, something new happens, something special happens. You never know what’s going to happen. That’s the cool thing about the wrestling business.

Has the start and stop nature of your pushes over the years motivated you to work harder?

I mean, everything I do motivates me to work harder, whether I’m champion and can’t defend it or lose the first time I get it, or win Survivor Series and just have to work my way back up from the bottom. It’s anything. That’s how the business goes. It’s ups and downs, just like the entertainment industry. You want to be on top, you want to be the best, and if you’re not there, you’re striving to get there. And everything that’s happened is always driving me to be better. And when you know you’re as good as I am, you know its going work out one way or the other. The cream rises to the top. If you’re good, you’re good, and you’re going to be.

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