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Source: Mix PhiladelphiaDolph Ziggler recently sat down with Brian Soscia. Here are some highlights from the interview.
If he will be cashing in at Wrestlemania: "A lot of people have been trying to talk me into Wrestlemania. It's a really big show. It's such a special environment that I could be coerced into cashing in, whether I feel I'm ready to right then or not. I may make it happen, I may not. We'll see."
What made him want to get into wrestling: "I was five years old. My Dad took me to the Richfield Colliseum because we lived in Cleveland and they didn't have a main arena at the time, even the Cav's played in Richfield, Ohio. So it was little bit of a drive, but we sat in basically the farthest away seat, we could barely see. The main event was Hulk Hogan vs. Harley Race, who Harley Race I just saw yesterday, I'm a huge fan of his. He shook my hand and I peed a little, it was great. He's a very manly man who I wouldn't fight with now. But that was the main event. I told my dad, this is great. I want to do this. I think that maybe two months later I started wrestling at five years old. I wrestled all through high school, college. Basically building a career to be able to become a WWE superstar."
If he approached his amateur wrestling with a mind set that it was preparing him to be a pro wrestler: "I actually kind of did. My first day of wrestling I walked in and said where's the ropes? My coach was like that's not how it works here. It was so fun doing it. I love wrestling. It was one on one, and I even when I got to Kent State, I got us 45 second ring entrance music in between matches at our home duel meets. I got us entrance music. It was such a cool thing. I wanted it to be that spectacle because we'd have like 20 parents and six field hockey girls watching our matches. So there was nobody watching, and now you got 5 million every week, at least, watching Monday Night RAW."
You can check out the whole interview here.
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