Dolph Ziggler has been a hot topic as of late as he’s been speaking openly about his status with WWE. The former WWE World Heavyweight Champion has been relegated to the “gatekeeper” role where he ushers in new stars from NXT, but it’s not the role he wants for himself.
Ziggler recently appeared on E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness and he opened up about why he signed a new deal with WWE a few years ago. He said that he kept telling the company that he needed to go away for a while so that people would forget he loses the majority of his matches, but ultimately he decided to stay.
Dolph Ziggler then went on to say that time is running out on his current deal, and soon he’ll have to decide whether he’s going to stay or go.
“I have a very short amount of time left to figure out if I want to do that again, or if there’s something to reach for. All I can reach for is having fun ass matches and tearing it down on the weekends, because it doesn’t seem to be a specific great prize to be reaching for here that I can attain. You can be patted on the back and told ‘You’re our guy. You’re our Shawn Michaels. You’re so good at this, we can’t do this without you.’ But then watch a bunch of people not in that position coast right by. There’s no feelings hurt. This is a show business thing where I love it, and in a very short time I have to decide if I need to go away, or do my own thing, or find a different role here.”
He added that ultimately he would love to keep working for WWE, but he wants reassurance from WWE officials that he’ll be given the chance to take his career to the next level.
“We’ll see what happens in the next, very short while, but I’d love to keep doing this, just at a different level and I need to know that the company is on my side with taking it to another level.”
What do you think, should he stay, or should he go? Sound off in the comments below.
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