Dolph Ziggler has no plans to change his wrestling style for WWE

Shamsuddin Muhammad

Dolph Ziggler, who bumps to the point of near recklessness, tells Brian Fritz he has zero plans to change his wrestling style in WWE.

Dolph Ziggler is widely regarding as the best bumper on the WWE roster. He's such a good salesman who puts his body on the line with such athletic grace, he's even drawn comparisons to the late great Mr. Perfect.

But such a style takes a toll on the body and after recently suffering a concussion that knocked him out of action for a month and led to a premature end to his world heavyweight championship reign, it's fair to wonder if that affected his psyche.

After all, the highest point of his career crashed and burned thanks to injury.

Then again, the injury wasn't his fault. Jack Swagger's recklessness led to his taking a hard kick to the head and it's this fact that helps drive his answer to the question Brian Fritz posed on whether he would change his style or not (via BetweenTheRopes.com):

"Honestly, no. I've been pulled aside by legends and guys backstage and being told that I put my body through too much sometimes. I understand that but I'm out there in the ring trying to give the best possible performance I can. I can't not run into something as hard as I can. I can't not give my all. And one day that could be a problem but so far I've never been injured to where I was out for weeks from anything I've done. I got kicked in the head one time and, like you said, it was a fluke, and every other thing I've done I put my body on the line because I want to because I want this crowd to go 'ooh' and 'ahh' and wow we've got to get behind this guy. I go there to prove to myself that I'm going to work harder than everyone else and I always will."

There are plenty of fans behind him who appreciate his style but are there enough to justify putting his body through the punishment? I'll leave that up to you to decide, Cagesiders.

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