In a recent interview with the XeniaDidThat YouTube channel, WWE RAW superstar Dolph Ziggler discussed several topics, including the company allowing him to continue to do outside projects and ventures, noting that he feels that the company trust him to not go on a public platform and say something negative about them.
“It’s weird, a lot of people have different, if you’ve earned their trust and respect over 15 years. I used to have to ask, hey I’m going on to FOX News, is this okay that I do this in two weeks and I got to a point where I built the trust, they sent me on PR tours to different countries, Romania, Turkey
They sent me different places and they trust me, two weeks I’m by myself with a handler and I’m just constantly doing PR for WWE and over 15 years, I clearly earned the ability to be like, I don’t have to tell them I’m going to do something because I’m not going to be like Vince McMahon sucks, that’s why we should get out of Syria, like there’s no reason for that.
I’ll be like, I can give an educated answer, I can make a snarky joke, I can change the subject, I can do any of it and that’s why, for ten years, it was myself, Miz, Kofi, Sheamus, they sent us to everything and we got so sharp at it they go, hey we’ve got to get some other guys to get these reps in, so I’m allowed to have this long leash and get whatever the hell I want. I mean, I also back it up in the ring, so like what are you going to do.”
The full interview is available at this link.