Dolph Ziggler On Why MITB Has Been A Hindrance, If John Cena Storyline Should Have Continued, More

Dolph Ziggler On Why MITB Has Been A Hindrance, If John Cena Storyline Should Have Continued, More Photo: Braiden Mescall
Dolph Ziggler joined Dave Lagreca and Doug Mortman on Busted Open. You can hear Busted Open on Sirius 92, XM 208 and on Sports Zone on the app. Here are highlights from the interview:

If 2013 is going to be his year: "I feel like 2011 and 2012 were supposed to be. I have at least two and a half more months on this Money in the Bank contract so worst case scenario I find a great way to cash this in and smash someone with a briefcase, win the World Heavyweight Championship, the lights go out and then I don't know a broom pins me or something but no. I'm really looking forward to, I thought 2012 was going to be my year and it was half my year and half not and that's fine it just makes me that much angrier to go out there and show up everyone else on every single card."

The slippery slope of making everyone look great in the ring: "It is a slippery slope because mentally I refuse to let myself not do my job the best I can. I've thought about it, I've been pulled aside and go hey you've got to protect yourself. You're so good at losing that you may always lose because you'll be kind of okay. I go out there and I want the match to be the best. I put that first and foremost. I don't put myself first and foremost enough but I've thought about it and I can't. If someone's going to throw my into a turnbuckle I'm going to hit it one hundred percent and it's going to look amazing. I can't not do it so that may be my down fall but what the hell I'm entertaining the fans. If I'm this good at this I'm not going to let this go. I'm not going to let someone do this better than me."

Possibly becoming one of the greatest faces in the WWE: "I've never, except for a couple of weeks in OVW in a couple of tag matches, really done that which is great. What happened to this WWE Superstars look like movie stars and they look great? Now it's like we're going in a different route it seems with a couple of people like Daniel Bryan looks like a garden gnome, CM Punk looks like a tattoo shop guy, like I worked on this chiseled face and body and I was like I'm going to look like a movie star that's stepped out and they are lucky to have me here and it's like 'Oh we're kind of looking for a garbage man right now.' I think that I could be that face because there's just such an upside to what I can do and who I can work with. I can go on a movie, I can do a cross over show, I could go on a radio show, I can do whatever you guys need to have some kind of crossover appeal to someone else so I think one day down the line that's just going to have to happen if we hit New York enough times where everyone's cheering for me than we're going to have to try it out at some point."

On Doug's comments that he's The Miz but he can wrestle: "I almost say that with different words almost all the time. Me and Miz have a fun rivalry and I make fun of him for being fat and not being able to wrestle but obviously it's a joke. I hate his guts. We have this rivalry going. Both of us want so bad to be that guy and he was so close to having it and he had a good try and he works so damn hard for this company. I work hard in the ring and seven days a week he's on some red carpet or going to some event and he's not sleeping, he's catching a red eye and meeting up with us and I respect that. It's him and John nonstop and so I have to respect that part. I want to be in that position. I want to be complaining about no sleep and going out, stealing the show in the ring, and doing it on FOX News or whatever the hell you need so I appreciate that he does that. We'll have that rivalry. He'll never be in the shape I'm in and he'll never be able to wrestle as good as I do but does that always matter?"

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