Originally written on Wrestlechat.net  |  Last updated 8/6/14
Dolph Ziggler was interviewed by Channel24.co.za two weeks ago before his Payback pay-per-view match. Here are some highlights from the interview. Are you looking forward to coming to South Africa? Got that straight, I have never been there before. Justin Gabriel is one of my favourite superstars to watch, although I haven’t been in the ring with him yet. What can South Africans expect from the World Heavyweight Championship Match against Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo?  Well here’s the deal. Every single time I get to compete, I have this chip on my shoulder. I am very excited, not only to put on the best possible entertaining match and be a part of the best possible show that WWE offers, but to achieve my goal to go out there and steal the show, and I’ve done it every single night that I have ever wrestled. As excited as I am to be in South Africa for the very first time, to be defending the World Heavyweight Championship against Alberto Del Rio, someone who has beaten me on several different occasions, I still want to step up my game, prove to the world and prove to South Africa how good I am at this. I will not be surprised that, even as a bad guy, people will be cheering for me. Do you think this match will bring the feud to a head or will it continue? Honestly I don’t know. That’s one of the cool things about the WWE – you never know what’s going to happen. On Monday Night RAW I don’t know who my opponent’s going to be, I don’t know what’s going to happen and that’s what keeps the fans coming back every time. So what’s really cool about this feud per say is that I had about five weeks off due to the concussion that I suffered. How has the recovery been from that injury? It’s going well now. I am finally back in action and I’m medically cleared. I took several different steps to make sure I was safe and that the WWE was on top of every step of the way. I’m really looking forward to be back in the ring, I’ve been drooling to get back in the ring and prove how good I am, to go out there, get back to the fans and put on a great show. Who is your wrestling hero? Stone Cold Steve Austin, because he had a great rivalry with The Rock. As a fan growing up, every Monday night I looked forward to the glass breaking and Stone Cold coming out, whether he was in a match or just talking I didn’t care, I just wanted to see him because he was that good at what he does. And I want some day for kids to hear my music and go ‘Here we go, it’s gonna be the best part of the show’ and I think I have been working and working and working and one day we’re gonna get that. Do you have a favourite quote? This is something someone told me a long time ago. No matter what you do, whether you’re a garbage man or a business man or a wrestler or whatever, as long as you work harder than everyone else, at the end of the day you will be satisfied with what you do. And that’s what I take in, whether when I was a janitor for a few years, I worked in construction, all I wanted to do was be the best, because I have this chip on my shoulder that makes me wanna be the best at whatever I do and that’s why when I end my career, I would love to be known as the best entertainer that we ever had.
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