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.
"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.