WWE Intercontinental champion Dolph Ziggler attended a media conference call last day as part of promoting WWE's upcoming UK tour in November. He spoke about never wanting to leave WWE, his relationship with Vince McMahon and more. Below are a few highlights:
On never wanting to leave WWE:
"I'd been in talks with an agent for about a year and told him to have a couple of things ready after the date after the No Mercy pay-per-view just so I had my bases covered. But while I was prepared to go, I sure as hell never wanted to go. WWE is a business but [WWE chairman] Vince McMahon is a human being and if I went to him and said I need to leave because I can't go higher on the card, I believe he would understand and let me go. I could go and do other things, too - I am fortunate that I have a stand-up career, while I have also gone on Fox News to talk politics, something I study, write about and have lots of ideas about. But I am still prepared to be the best WWE Superstar I can be and I want to keep doing this."
Relationship with Vince McMahon:
"I have always been told it's important to have a relationship with Vince but at the same time it is difficult. The one or two days a week you would see him he is extremely busy getting the shows ready for the live audience, so if you find two or three minutes you'd better have something good to say as he is a workaholic and you are eating into his time. He is a little scary at first but the more you talk to him, the more you deliver in the ring and the more he can count on you [the more time he has for you]. For years I have taken the time to say hello and bring up an idea and he is usually very receptive. He has started to trust me a lot more."
You can check out the complete transcript of the conference call here.
Source: Sky Sports