Dolph Ziggler Speaks on McMahon Family Story; Compares Current Angle to Batista’s Turn on Evolution

Mike Killam

WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler spoke with promoting his arrival in Syracuse on October 4th, along with the entire WWE Live crew, and talked about the ongoing McMahon family storyline and how it effects his career going forward. He also had an answer for wrestling fans that have been critical of the angle, and who are unhappy with Triple H's place back on top of the company. 

"Honestly, if you don't find it interesting as a fan, then it's on you. Some of us hardcore fans have wanted something different, and now you're getting this blurred reality. Are these real behind-the-scenes things taking place or part of the story? and it makes it much more fun. That's what it's all about: suspending reality. We give you a three-hour movie. And with the Internet and people being hardcore fans and knowing what's going on behind the scenes, you're not sure where the story stops and real life begins."

As for where the story is going, Ziggler compares what is happening right night to former WWE Superstar Batista, when he turned on Evolution and fought Triple H in the main event of WrestleMania. 

"Yeah. I'm not killing it right now, but it is setting that tone. There's a gray area; you get to a point where they're begging for something and someone steps up, but you also have to get there. As much as it seems to be hurting my career, personally, I hope we have sold-out arenas where people go, "Tonight's the night." You can't go flat-out where the bad guys win for six months — you need a nibble every now and then. In my head, I'm begging — "Gosh, is this my chance? Is tonight the night where I say, 'Enough of this crap?'" I think it's going great, it's totally different, getting a point across, telling a story. And it is setting the tone, I'm assuming, for something big, whether I'm involved or not. I think it's an important turn, like Batista when he was in Evolution, getting pushed around by Triple H. You'd go, "Is he going to get him? Not tonight." Then it blows the roof off. Hopefully, that's the story we're telling."

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