Dolph Ziggler Admits He Felt Stale On WWE Raw
Dolph Ziggler recently made the jump to NXT from WWE Raw
Dolph Ziggler is the NXT Champion after defeating former Champion Bron Breakker and Tommaso Ciampa on a recent episode of NXT 2.0.
The NXT Title is the first singles championship Ziggler has held since his last Intercontinental Championship in 2018, and the ‘Showoff’ admitted to WWE’s The Bump that he felt he’d become stale on Raw:
"The difference between those two, [the World Heavyweight Championship win in 2013], I'll never forget for the rest of my life. I won't forget this one either because I didn't plan on it. All I wanted to do was set an example and show everyone what I can do when I want to, and I caught everyone by surprise,” said Dolph. “I felt a little stale. I don't ever get out of practice. I'm never out of shape. I will never ever be tired, even if I did a two-hour Iron Man Match for WWE, I will always be there to deliver 100%. I felt stale as in, you'd see me for two or three minutes on Raw and you would go ‘Oh, Dolph is pretty good. Aww, he got beat, okay.’
“I said to [Bobby] Roode, ‘We are too good to just be sitting here,’ because you can't stay complacent. The world’s definition of complacent is nothing like mine. I don't sleep, I go to the gym, I stay awake, I applaud, I think, and that go we need to make something happen. Because it's ‘What have you done for me lately?’ People can pat you on the back for something that happened eight years ago, but they want to know what you're doing right now. ‘Why aren't we talking about you?’, and you have to make them talk about you. You can't just hope for the best, because no one else is looking out for you.”