Dolph Ziggler Talks About Growing Up Watching Ric Flair, WWE Download Finale

Dolph Ziggler Talks About Growing Up Watching Ric Flair, WWE Download Finale Photo: Johnny Gee Photography

Source: Gizmodo

Dolph Ziggler spoke with Gizmodo while in Australia last week. Here are some highlights:

Growing up watching Ric Flair: "At a very young age I got into Ric Flair, and that got me into thinking 'this guy is the man'. Some people are happy with "Oh, I want to be a WWE Superstar, happy being the opening match, work here a couple of years.". I wanted to be Ric Flair the guy who could go out there with anybody at any point on the card, and it's the best match on the card."

The finale of WWE Download: "I did my very last one on Monday, just before I flew here, and it'll air this coming Monday. It's great I tear apart everybody at work. We'll see what stays in. It absolutely is a legitimate roast of almost every good guy at work. I'm into comedy and writing, and that full year of writing jokes on the weekend and then performing them, getting a lot of positive feedback has been really fun for me. That's one of the coolest things I've done with the company. They would send me a blueprint, and some clips. Really bad. REALLY BAD cheesy clips, that you'd have seen on America's Funniest Home Videos 20 years ago. The clips sucked, but it was my job to make up funny lines. Greg Adkins would send me a script with some jokes in it and then I would take the parameters of the script and write a couple of my own jokes. I loved it. Loved it. I'm sad that it's done."

Ziggler also discussed the impact of social media on wrestling, meeting kids at a hospital and much more, you can check out the full interview by clicking here.

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