Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Dolph Ziggler did a Q&A with the Sydney Morning Herald while in Australia recently. Here are some highlights:
How it feels to have you goal to be being loathed by fans: "I love doing this, so it's a character but it's also me. I really enjoy entertaining and we have people who are getting cheered and doing the right thing, but I'm not a nice guy in person so I enjoy capitalising on that. I don't instantly hate everyone who's a good guy but when I back it up, it makes people that much angrier."
How important it is to him to make his character as entertaining as possible: "In this day and age, the bad guy isn't a guy with a big beer belly who's out of shape. Half the superstars in this roster have college degrees or master's degrees and are really good at something, and my goal to be the best [involves entertaining]. I study entertainment and apply it to myself to one day become the greatest WWE superstar we have, and it's a lot of work. So I write jokes and material every day … you have to keep people's attention, one way or another."
If it bothers him when people call wrestling "fake": "I usually have a much snappier comeback for them: 'Oh, you're an accountant. Is that fake?' At the end of the day, you're doing your job, and I'm really good at what I do. Whatever you do, take pride in it and be great at it. I pride myself on blending that line, in this day and age, of reality TV mixed with stunt work and techniques to keep [the audience] entertained. With 9000 channels and YouTube and Google, you've got to keep their attention."
You can check out the full Q&A by clicking here.
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