INTERVIEW: The Miz and Dolph Ziggler on Concussions, The Unified Championship & Funny Wrestling Impressions
Cleveland’s own Dolph Ziggler and The Miz were in Cleveland today for WWE Night at the Cavaliers game. I had the chance to chat with them about a bevy of different topics. On top of the highlights below, they also talked about how excited they are for the WWE Network, their favorite wrestlers as kids and did some pretty funny impressions of The Rock and Ric Flair.
You can watch the entire interview at the bottom of this page.
Dolph Ziggler on his concussion:
“I’m actually feeling pretty good. I’ve had a couple of weeks to rest and not fall down (laughs). I’m back at the gym, I’m feeling good and really looking forward to getting back into the ring real soon.”
Whether or not Dolph Ziggler will be back in time to enter the Royal Rumble:
“I wish I had some kind of answer for you. I’ve got through a couple of different tests and they’ve all been coming back very positive and I’m healing very well. On Sunday I’ll be there to get checked out.”
The Miz on Working with Ric Flair:
“Everyone wanted that spot and I was the lucky one that got chosen. It’s an absolute honor. Growing up watching Ric Flair with the way he dressed, the way he walks, the way he talks, I ind of embodied that character. It’s been working out really well because I’ve been winning with it. So thank you Ric Flair, I’m finally winning.”
Which Superstar they would love to see return in a WrestleMania dream match:
“I’d want to see Ultimate Warrior come back and give like three clotheslines and a splash. And literally run around shaking the ropes and run back. That’s all I want. All I want is to hear the music, run down, three clotheslines and a splash. 1,2,3. Run, boom, done. See ya, bye and I’m the happiest person in the world.”
What it means now that the titles are unified:
“It makes it a lot harder. It makes it a bigger target for that champion and it makes it even more important for this Royal Rumble coming up to win it because then you go on to main event WrestleMania and go for that WWE World Heavyweight Championship. No longer do you get a choice when you’re a Money In The Bank winner, because you’re going for that title.”
Why WWE isn’t addressing the fact that Chris Jericho unified the titles as the Undisputed Champion:
“It’s a different era now, a different time, a different generation and I think in this new era it is a huge deal.”