Dolph Ziggler has opened up on his relationship with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.
Ziggler has been a staple on WWE television for over 15 years and was involved in a program with McMahon early on, as a member of The Spirit Squad.
The former World Heavyweight Champion feels the trust the boss has in him, but knows the onus is on him to continue to earn it every single night.
Speaking on Ryan Satin's Out Of Character Podcast, Ziggler said: "There is a trust that so few of your favorites have that I have and it's wild because, without complaining, I'm not the main event guy at the moment and a lot of times when it comes to something special. I'm the guy just a match away or so.
"But I know from that relationship -- and, you have to earn it and it's not just, ‘I earned this a few years ago and now I'm fine.’ You've got to re-earn it every day, and I do. If I mess up, which I do all the time, I say, ‘I screwed this up, it's on me. I will fix it for next time.'
"Even though those years, I would say of the 15 [years], eight, or nine of them felt like man, ‘Vince hates my f’n guts. What the hell is happening here?’ Then, there are those five or six where you go, ‘I get it now. He's pushing me, he's challenging me because only I can do these things,’ and I'm very blessed to be doing them and still kicking ass doing them."