Dolph Ziggler Talks Heel Turn, Crowd Reactions

Dolph Ziggler has had plenty of ups and downs in his WWE career, whether it be creatively, or with the crowd.

The former World Heavyweight Champion underwent an on-screen attitude change recently, as he conducted a heel turn on WWE TV. In a recent interview with Big Communications, Ziggler thinks the turn will be instrumental in him having a good 2017.

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"It’s already shaping up to be a big year for myself," said Ziggler. "For the longest time, I was the bad guy who you enjoyed watching one way or another, the last few years I was the good guy who you kind of enjoyed having around, so we’ll see if I’m starting to go back to my old ways. When I was first learning wrestling training and first learning to fall down, the trainer said that I was a natural jerk and was going to train me to be a bad guy. It made sense.”

Ziggler has been both the apple of the audience's eye, as well as someone who has been viewed as stagnant at times. After over a decade with the WWE, Ziggler knows the importance of getting the crowd to make noise -- and the right kind of noise.

"A lot of stuff that I do, and a handful of others, base it out on the crowd’s reaction and what is happening. Sometimes myself, there are times where I am being cheered when I shouldn’t be and be booed when I shouldn’t be, so I have a way or working around it. I have been wrestling since I was 5 years old. That’s been my life one way or another, being in WWE for the last 12 years. Being in WWE I have been very fortunate to work on a lot of charitable work for Make A Wish, Tribute to the Troops.” said Ziggler.

You can see the full interview at this link.

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