Dolph Ziggler Knew His Insults Aimed At Attitude Era Wrestlers Would Pay Off

Dolph Ziggler recently appeared on the Two Man Power Trip to discuss his WWE SummerSlam match with Goldberg. Fightful was sent the following highlights.

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Originally building towards a Summer Slam match with Miz or Shawn Michaels:

"Isn't that funny? The guy who loses 95% of the time that he makes something extra special to where I might have had a match with The Miz which would have been great and would have been fantastic and we've had 500 of them in the past and I've had my career on the line and it's hard to top that one. But we would have busted our butts to make something special and to go face to face with Shawn Michaels in a ring for the first time since I was Nicky in The Spirit Squad getting kicked in the face all the time and I just want this to happen so bad and no matter what you think about me, my character or online or you hate my guts well you can think whatever the hell you want because you know that that match would tear down any other match that has ever been taken place in the last twenty-five years that I can think of. But, the excitement stayed up and the emotion was there and now I find out it's Goldberg."

Was Goldberg always the endgame with this story:

"I thought it was very interesting of course when I was throwing out those insults. For the longest time I listened to what I was told to do, and I did what I was supposed to do and put my nose to the grindstone. When they said go out there and talk about Miz, I did whatever I was supposed to but the last couple of months and the last couple of years whenever I can get some things in or some digs in at some Attitude Era guys that think they are better than us because 25 years ago everyone cheered for them and we bring them back, I know they are back for a reason. I know they are back to be a draw and back to be a special match and I know that if I was making fun of Michaels, I was making fun of Goldberg, I was making fun of Undertaker and all of those guys that I knew that at some point it would pay off and someone like me could get in a ring with someone like one of them just to see if they can still go with me."

Credit Chad & JP Of The Two Man Power Trip Of Wrestling for the transcription.

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