After a week-long blitz of media interviews promoting Friday Night SmackDown’s big move to SyFy, the dust finally settles. So, what did we really get out of those interviews? Yes, Dolph Ziggler was once apart of The Spirt Squad. Yes, Dolph Ziggler looks and acts just like Mr. Perfect, and he admires him. Yes, Shawn Michaels and Ric Flair are his favorite wrestlers. So on and so forth, etc. Well, we’ve decided that we’re going to throw out the questions that haven’t been asked, and in true form, Dolph Ziggler isn’t holding back! We’re pretty sure that you’re going to enjoy this interview, so there is no further need for introduction. However, we will say:
Now that you’re the Intercontinental Champion and an International Superstar, we know you’re bringing home the bacon so to speak. Do you like to spoil your family or yourself? If so, what’s your favorite extravagant treat to purchase?
“When I splurge, I get guacamole on my chipotle! Haha. Usually, I’m more excited to save up for something, and then go all out. Right now, I’m saving for a Las Vegas trip.”
The Intercontinental Championship has been held by many of the greatest names in sports entertainment; including Pat Patterson, Ricky Steamboat, Mr. Perfect, The Rock, Triple H, and even your idol, Shawn Michaels. How does it feel to be listed among some of the greatest Superstars in sports entertainment, that have gone on to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, and even inducted into the prestigious WWE Hall of Fame?
“Being IC Champ is a huge step in a Superstars career, even though I’m pissed that I didn’t get it last year, especially after all the opportunities and kicking ass as much as I did. It drove me to work even harder and leave my opponents in the dust when it came to preparation! When I finally won, it was cool, but I am never satisfied; so I just checked that goal off my list and moved on to the next one!”
Lately, you’ve been seen side-by-side with Vickie Guerrero. This relationship has also had you tagging with her Rookie Diva, Kaitlyn. Admit it; you would have rather teamed with Michelle McCool, right?!
“I know that you want me to tag with Michelle McCool, and she is one hell of an athlete, but Vickie’s work behind the scenes has helped me elevate my career!”
We know that Dolph Ziggler initially went to Kent State in hopes of earning a degree in Law. Has that education come in handy being backstage in the WWE locker room?
“My collegiate career at Kent State has only solidified my status with those that didn’t or don’t believe I am who I say I am! I am a real life badass, who looks like a movie star, and has incredible athletic ability! Some of it is natural, and some is from working harder than everyone else in the gym, in the ring, and the classroom (studying tapes, etc.) And yet I’m still humble about it.”
After reading the book Rumble Road, we know that traveling with WWE isn’t always as enjoyable as some may think. What are some things you hate about traveling?
“Believe it or not, I enjoy all of the traveling. I enjoy everyone gawking over me at the airport; I enjoy constantly bouncing from city to city… to city, haha. Whenever I get home to Bikini Bottom (my estate), I pretend like I’m on vacation even though it’s only for 1-or 2 days.”
Your recently published brother did an interview with DolphZiggler.Com not too long ago. He certainly dished the dirt on you. Care to give a rebuttal?
“I’m not one to gossip, but I heard that my mom found a very interesting item under his bed (and as usual, he tried to blame me) haha!”
Speaking on dirt having been dished, quite a few of the WWE Divas have gone on record saying that you’re quite possibly the biggest flirt backstage, and even going so far as calling you a perv. Time to save face and explain; you’re just macking you’re game, right?
“I never knew I was such a ‘flirt’ or ‘perv,’ I enjoy that I’m comfortable enough to be friendly with everybody, and I guess when the Divas get lost in my eyes and have to explain themselves its easy to blame the handsome devil.”
Ever since Dolph Ziggler had made his debut, the online world has often drawn compressions to the infamous mainstream skin flick, Boggie Nights, in which the lead character is named Dirk Diggler. So, is there a coincidence in names, or… dare we even go there?
“I’m sure there’s at least one thing Dirk Diggler and I have in common….. Haha! Also, I have been able to embrace my love of latex and sex shop outfits and they have become as synonymous with DOLPH, as having an 8-pack! Also, I have recently added a tight collar to my latex accessories. ”