Dolph Ziggler discloses the truth behind the controversial 'troll public' segment
WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler was recently interviewed by Mirror, where he discussed a myriad of topics. During the conversation, he was asked how he felt about teasing the entrance theme of various WWE legends, and how that entire storyline transpired.
Ziggler replied that initially he didn't understand the logic behind the stunt and even fought against the decision. He also stated that being a wrestling fan made it even harder for him to carry on with the troll.
"It's hard to say because for the longest time I've been a wrestling fan above everything. I've watched the old tapes, but at the time, I really didn't want to be doing it because I didn't feel like we were surprising anyone. We'd have me come out and say 'now I’m gonna trick you' and then I would go back and come out again."
He further explained, "So, I think the whole point of that would be to, anytime during the two-three hour show, hear The Undertaker's music and think 'well, he's not supposed to be here! Oh, it's Dolph' and I'd say 'you idiots have based your whole life on an entrance theme that's on you, you should be enjoying… and so on…' That's what I thought. I didn't understand it and I fought against it a little bit and they told me 'no'."
Ziggler pointed out the obvious mistakes in the segment and admitted to not loving his work during it. He said that they should have gone all out if they intended to troll the audience.
Unfortunately, the decision did not go in his favor but Ziggler believes that now it time for him to make his own mark rather than mimicking someone else.
"So I didn't really love doing that because I knew we weren't getting that part of the 'up' into the 'down', the 'now they're mad at me!' So it was like 'urgh, what are you doing?' So had we done that to the proper trolling heights that we should have, it would have been fun."
"Doing someone else's entrance is fun to screw with fans or to prove a point, but I’m passed the point where I'm like 'wouldn't it be cool if I came out as Triple H, gee that would be cool'. No, I'm someone who has wanted to make their own mark for about 12 years in a row now, so I have no interest in going 'wouldn't that be neat'. Perhaps someone new and young, perhaps that could be a dream of theirs", he concluded.
Published 28 Nov 2019, 21:57 IST