Source: The Miami HeraldThe Miami Herald recently interviewed WWE U.S. Champion Dolph Ziggler. Here are some highlights, you can check out the full interview at this link.
Recent match with Punk: "A lot of people enjoyed the match, and my family and friends liked it... I haven't been able to sleep that well, because I really wanted that match to be one of the best ever, and it wasn't. So I have something to build toward, and hopefully we'll get to do it on a big stage, and if we do, I know we will tear the house down. I know it."
Second chance with WWE: "It's a little scary, no matter how good you think you are or no matter how much you're progressing. Anytime you're taken off the full-time roster, and you have to kind of start over and work on your craft some more, when you're off TV, it's scary.
"I told myself if I got another chance, if, then I would be 100 percent ready to go. I went to two practices a day. I was watching my tapes. I didn't want to come back and have them say, 'Hey, let's give this guy a shot. Oh, he's OK.' I wanted, 'Wow, this guy could be the best ever,' and that's what I'm striving for.
"I was lucky enough to come back, and I've been lucky enough to prove a bunch of people wrong, and now I go out there and when I walk back to the locker room, and it's tough [for those wrestling next on the show] to follow my match."
Rey Mysterio helping getting him noticed: "When I was working by myself, I got a good chance to get in the ring with Rey Mysterio, when I was virtually an unknown. I got a good chance to get in there and learn from him and actually got a chance to steal the show, even if it was mostly Rey Mysterio and everyone knowing him. I said, 'From here on out, I want that reaction every single time.' So every time I went back out, I couldn't wait to out-do myself, until one day I was the main star in the ring and someone's trying to hang with me."
Working with Chavo Guerrero early in his career: "Being with Chavo, I actually got a chance to know Eddy and Chavo and Vickie. Besides the lineage of that family and how respected and great they were at wrestling, I got, 1-on-1, to watch them in the ring and take notes and have them pull me aside. Eddy and Chavo were awesome at that.
"Chavo was great. He kind of took me under his wing, and I got to learn from both of them. You couldn't ask for a better teacher, full-time on the road with you. To have someone who had been around for so long and knows their craft so well, it's a great way to speed up the learning process, when I was brand new."
You can check out the full interview by clicking here.
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