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In a recent interview with the Quad City Times:
"I'd been such a fan and paid such close attention that there weren't too many (surprises). But it's like any other job. There's politics involved, there's being friends with different people, knowing what to say and what not to say. I always saw myself as a great sports entertainer and wanted to be the best. I have prided myself on my matches and work and entertainment. I want to be, at the end of my career, the greatest ever."
Pro wrestling harbors a ruthless political environment and WWE superstar Dolph Ziggler knows this all too well. He may be one of the best pure wrestlers on the roster, undoubtedly the best at selling and getting his opponents over, but at the end of the day, that's only one part of the equation. If he never manages to get over the hump rise above backstage dealings, he won't go down in history as the greatest ever the way he hopes to. Names like Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels are known just as much for their ability to maneuver amongst sharks in the locker room as they were for anything they did on television.
Anyone think Ziggler is good enough to put it all together to put his name next to the greats?