Dolph Ziggler On Why MITB Has Been A Hindrance, If John Cena Storyline Should Have Continued, More
Whether he wants The Miz's story for himself: "I feel like if I ever got the opportunity, he had like four or five months with the title and he was talking every night and people were booing him out of the building and he loves talking and he's good at it and that's his thing, I don't want to say it's his fault. It's just how things work sometimes and I feel we as a company sometimes take for granted the things that he can do, the places he can go, and the doors he can open up to all the girls who watched him on the Real World like ten years ago. I'll have a main event with John Cena for thirty minutes in Madison Square Garden and the place will go nuts and we go out to the bar and there are 20 girls who are like 'Hey Real World' and you're like come on. Really?"
Wrestling fans hating The Miz: "I wonder to just add fuel to the fire of everyone on the internet and hardcore fans hating on Miz anyway but if you think about it Miz wears really nice suits. I don't know maybe that's a good tie in. Miz is a really good talker, Flair's promos bring a tear to your eye if you're paying any attention and Flair's an idol of mine. He's someone for so many years who would just travel around the world, making the local guy look like the hero that he is and doing a job that no one else could do and I've always modeled myself after Flair in that respect so not only did him going with Miz make me mad even at the match we had a couple of weeks ago on RAW, I was like "Flair you backed the wrong guy man. You should have came this way. I don't know how you didn't."
His ability to get the best out of his opponents: "I pride myself on that. If I'm out there with Daniel Bryan or some kind of technical match with somebody, it's usually those guys having those moves and that repertoire. I can just adapt to things and make them the best. Whatever they do I can somehow add a little bit to it to because a lot of those guys have such great minds for the sport like Daniel Bryan and I hate him for but he does. Out there with John Cena, where you know you're going to get some yays and boos for Cena but are you going to see some awesome five star match? Maybe once a year. But we had matches overseas and just tore the roof down cause there's just so many different things that I can do to feed into what Cena can offer. It was some of the most fun couple of months in my life."
If the WWE should have kept he and John Cena going: "I don't know. I also was like wow this is really starting to be something and in certain places it's sixty/forty I'm being cheered, the guy who loses every week, to the face of the company like this is kind of fun we can have some fun with it but also it was time for him to start moving on toward The Rock, if that was going to be the situation, because I felt those two were going to meet up again somehow."
Storylines being cut short because the part-timers come back in time for Wrestlemania: "I say it as political as I can, it pisses me off but when it comes to Wrestlemania and all the hardcore fans and people like me who've been watching since I was five years old, we want to see people like me and Daniel Bryan going sixty minutes and cheer for it but you have to remember they wouldn't be coming back as part-timers if it didn't pay off somewhere business wise so you got to go with the smart business. Like I said, I hate it. Vince wouldn't do it if it didn't make fiscal sense if not there's some long term story there. Undertaker works one day a year but that's the most mystical thing. In my mind, that's bigger than the World Title Match and the WWE Title Match. This is such a crazy thing that this had turned into. By the way, Miz is undefeated at Wrestlemania so maybe one day we'll be talking about Miz's streak. It's such a big thing. You want to get pissed at the Undertaker working one day? No way, that is an amazing thing. People are there to see that streak match no matter if he's wrestling a broom. That's part of the deal. You want to see the Undertaker come out, see what kind of entrance he has, and that's just part of the deal. Until one of us crosses over or becomes… The Rock's the biggest movie star in the world right now, how can you not see the positive in that?"