dolph ziggler

Dolph Ziggler is now a WWE veteran and a 2 time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, but throughout his career he’s struggled to get the support of WWE officials.

Ziggler recently opened up about his attempt to get a push while talking with Lilian Garcia on her Chasing Glory podcast, and she asked Dolph what he would say to other people in the industry who say that it’s your own fault if you can’t get a major storyline, not WWE creative’s.

“That’s not true, not at all….11.5 out of 12 years I was doing everything I could, pitching ideas, having guys like Shawn Michaels tell me how awesome I was. I got to a point where I said to Shawn, ‘I’m going to go out here in this dark match and you tell me why the hell I’m not on TV kicking ass.’ He goes, ‘Ah Ok.’ I had the match, came to the back and he said, ‘Yeah, I don’t know.’ So, I got to a point where I was so fed up and that’s years ago. So, it happens. I always told myself, ‘Do everything you possibly can. Don’t have something like, ‘I wish I would have told Vince [McMahon] this. I wish I would have represented myself this way. I wish I would have pitched this idea. I wish I would have done this one extra thing where I hit the gym a little harder and look better on TV.’ I hit every aspect I could so the frustration is it’s a little on yourself because maybe somebody hates me from eight years ago and they bring it up at every meeting. I have no idea; but, I’ve done everything I can….If you’ve done everything you can and creative has nothing for you sometimes they have nothing for you. Sometimes it’s personal. Sometimes it’s not.”

The current Intercontinental Champion continued, and noted that other people in the industry have told him that it’s his fault he’s not getting a push.

“People who tell me that, a couple old timers, even Hall of Famers, they’re like, ‘That’s on you.’ I’m like, ‘No man.’ Seven years ago maybe it is on me. Now they know how good I am. I know how good I am. It’s not all in my court there to put myself on the show.”

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