Dolph Ziggler talks about being jealous of Kofi Kingston Eric Bischoff losing

first_img Pinterest Videos Articles Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Xavier Woods Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Chris Van Vliet passed along an interview he did with Dolph Ziggler today before Smackdown Live in Miami, Florida tonight. Ziggler addressed a number of topics including how long he wanted to be away from WWE, his jealousy of Kofi Kingston, losing to Kevin Owens in 17 seconds at Extreme Rules, whether Eric Bischoff has started yet, and more.On how long he was planning on being away from WWE:I was hoping for six months … and then I was like ‘well, three months would be great’ and a couple of weeks in I was asked [to return] and I said I can’t do it. With a little bit of Royal Rumble in there, we had a couple of weeks but [it was] a solid two and a half months [off] which is more time than I had off in 14 years combined.He says he is jealous of Kofi Kingston:I’m genuinely jealous that Kofi got this, he has everyone behind him, he has the locker room behind him but then he went above and beyond to get that Kofi Mania a real-life thing happen to where people in the back are cheering … I was out and to get behind that and still be rooting for someone else, it’s weird because we’re all wanting ourselves to be the champion.On losing to Kevin Owens in 17 seconds and if it hurts Ziggler more or helps Owens more:I think that helps him and he was in a position the last couple of months [that] he wasn’t doing too much. He was just being Kevin Owens and being around. I know a lot of people are rooting for me or against me or don’t care and that’s fine but to be part of a catalyst that sent him into a different direction, as much as it kills me, I was happy to be a part of it. We could have done a 15-minute match, two-thirds of the way through that pay-per-view, where people were exploding through walls and going through tables and it would have been okay and fine. That was a special moment for Kevin Owens so I think that’s better for the business and the company and the show.Ziggler doesn’t know when Eric Bischoff starts his role as Executive Director:Maybe today. I have no idea, I have not seen Bischoff.On which WWE Superstar he would like to have a longer program with:I would like to do something long-term with AJ Styles because we got to do a couple of live events and a couple of shows to where him and I said at the beginning ‘We’re just going to go amateur wrestling at the beginning.’ So we just got to roll around to test each other out and feel it out.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Dolph Ziggler Comments On His WWE Status Now Playing Up Next Twitter Google+ Videos Articles The Miz WhatsApp Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte center_img Triple H Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE Announces Huge 4-Way Battles For SmackDown Live Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Many WWE Stars Want To Go To AEW Facebook Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonightlast_img