With one of the longest active tenures of any current wrestler in WWE, Dolph Ziggler is becoming a mentor of sorts to some of the younger wrestlers on the roster, including Tyler Breeze.
Ziggler discussed how he has helped Breeze during an interview with TheWhig.com.
"A lot of people compared him to me just because we're similar in size and good at wrestling. He's really, really good. He's a lot better than I am wrestling, but I had a little bit more main event experience with WWE, so I was more than happy to beat him up in the process but also show him what works and what doesn't," said Ziggler, who predicted a big future for Breeze. "It's all about timing, and one of these days he won't get handed the ball, he'll snatch the ball out of someone else's hand and he's going to make a break for it and I'll be very happy for him."
A two-time World Heavyweight Champion and five-time Intercontinental Champion in WWE, Ziggler said that a good percentage of his advice has little to do with what actually happens inside the squared circle.
"I told Breeze a couple of times: 'You'll be out there with their guy and you're going to tear down the house and hopefully one of those days, when you're tearing down the house, they'll notice how extra special you are, and then that's when it goes to you.' It's timing, it's injuries, it's right place, right time," he said. "You get frustrated. Ninety per cent of your career's going to be frustrating, but once you get it and they see it, then you're going to run with it and never look back."
Ziggler remains embroiled in a rivalry with The Miz over the Intercontinental Title on Smackdown.