Source: Sports IllustratedJimmy Traina of Sports Illustrated recently interviewed Dolph Ziggler to promote WWE's SummerSlam pay-per-view. Here are some highlights:
The funniest wrestler of all time: "Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan was better than anyone else at making me laugh. He was sooo good. So damn good at this. He was 'The Brain' because he was so smart as a manager, as a commentator as a performer. He could do it all. He knew what to do, not just tell a couple of jokes. He was smart, and that is such a turn on to me as someone you look up to. His job was almost always to make other people look better than they were and he did it better than anyone else."
His thoughts on Total Divas and if he would want to do a reality show: "Even knowing all those people, I think it's a very intriguing show. When I first watched it, I was like 'Wow, I can get into this show.' I would think about doing a reality show. However, as much as I want to be in TV, movies and crossover, I saw those cameras around for a couple of months and it's huge invasion of your privacy. I'd have to think about it. I wouldn't mind being a guest star or a bit player, but I'd need 24 hours at home in silence sometimes."
His favorite wrestlers of all-time: "At first, as a kid, Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior. When it came down to me studying it, Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, Rick Rude, Mr. Perfect. You could tell those guys controlled everything that happened int he match, on the outside. They controlled the pace and when they're involved it was better than anyone else's stuff."
Ziggler also discussed Sunday's SummerSlam pay-per-view, how important comedy is in his wrestling life, if comedy is harder than wrestling and more. You can check out the full interview by clicking here.
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