Current WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champion, Dolph Ziggler, has spoken about his future between the ropes believing he has another ten to twenty years left.
From the caddie of Kerwin ‘Chavo Guerrero’ White to Nicky of The Spirit Squad, Dolph Ziggler has a past in World Wrestling Entertainment that dates all the way back seventeen years to 2004.
However, without a doubt his most successful gimmick has been that of narcissist Dolph Ziggler which he debuted in 2008 and has not looked back since. While his name was met with castigation, the star’s skills between the ropes were undeniable and he soon racked up championship victories securing United States and Intercontinental gold.
However, it was his union with AJ Lee and Big E. Langston that afforded him his biggest ever victory when he cashed in the Money in the Bank briefcase against World Heavyweight Champion, Alberto Del Rio, on April 8, 2013, to finally lift the big prize. Despite his reign lasting a mere 69 days, his cash-in is often regarded as the greatest in the history of Money in the Bank and one that helped to turn him babyface.
Now, Ziggler has joined Dayton 24/7 Now to discuss how much he has left in the tank and when he plans on walking away from the company he’s spent close to two decades competing in:
“I’ve been very fortunate to be always ready to go. Hell, I’m the guy that usually if someone gets hurt, they throw me into the world title match so I’m always ready to go no matter what and I love being that person who’s so prepared and so ready to go that I can be in a tag team title match, I can be in a world title match, I can be in the opening match and it could be the best thing on the show so, I don’t know exactly — there’s no time frame. WWE wants me here for the next 10, 20 years, let alone behind the scenes afterwards. So I will judge it every few years. I say give it [until] 2025 and then we either start toning it down or maybe I just wanna make sure my body can always go. If I can’t go 100 percent, I can go 99 percent, I won’t be okay with being in the ring.”
Currently, Dolph Ziggler reigns as WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champion alongside Robert Roode after they defeated The Street Profits to capture the gold on the January 8 edition of the blue brand.
Credit for the interview: Dayton 24/7 Now
h/t for the transcription: Sportskeeda