Dolph Ziggler: Tommy Dreamer Told Me Robert Roode Was, 'Basically You From Another Company'

Dolph Ziggler has enjoyed plenty of success throughout his career as a singles stars and as a tag team.

Ziggler was the man who helped introduce wrestling fans to Big E on the main roster in 2012 and re-introduce Drew McIntyre to the main roster in 2018. He also formed a team with Robert Roode, capturing both the Raw and SmackDown Tag Team Championships as a duo.

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As a singles star, Ziggler has won the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Intercontinental Championship, and United States Championship.

Speaking on Andy's Hall Access, Ziggler was asked if he prefers working singles or tag team matches.

"It depends. I got in such a mode of just thinking about me and my opponent, and that was it, or maybe an aspect on the outside like Vickie Guerrero. I was so locked in of going, 'If I want to be the best, be a star, standout, I have to do my own thing.' I got to the point where so many years went by, and I got paired up with Drew McIntyre and went, 'Oh God, I'm paired up with this jacked dude, I'm going to be eating all these kicks, and I'm not getting anywhere.' It turned out to be one of the coolest things ever and it helped him, helped me. We got to do some really fun stuff, some great work. Then, more recently, I got to tag with Robert Roode, who was basically, I was told by Tommy Dreamer, 'He's basically you from this other company to where you can put the show on his back, he can steal the show, he can fight for the World Title, he can open the show, he can do everything there is, he can talk, and he's a real pro.' Even then I was like, 'Ah, I'm in a tag team, what am I going to do?' It ended up being one of the coolest things ever, and we're buddies for it now because we both want what's best for the show and we can make it happen no matter who the opponents are. It's nice to have that break and have that difference where you can make stuff happen even if you didn't plan on it being what you wanted to do," he said.

Ziggler is once again a singles competitor as Roode is sidelined after undergoing neck fusion surgery.

Ziggler was one of the handful of superstars laid out by the Bloodline (Sami Zayn & The Usos) on Monday's WWE Raw. If you missed anything from WWE Raw, check out Fightful's report on the show by clicking here.

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