With WrestleMania 29 taking place later on tonight (Sun., April 7, 2013) at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and four of the six headlining attractions being part-timers who don't have to work full time schedules like the rest of the roster, there's plenty of frustration to go around the locker room.
Some, like Dolph Ziggler, are dealing with it better than others.
That could be in part thanks to some fantastic advice longtime veteran Big Show has doled out, some he shared with Sam Roberts in a recent interview (transcription via PWTorch):
"There's a lot of great talent there that just needs time to develop and grow. Dolph's one of the best heels we have right now, Dolph is going to continue to develop, and he's one of those guys that everybody loves to work with because he's so amazing to work with. Over time, these guys are going to have brilliant careers. The only advice I can give them is don't get short-sighted, don't get frustrated on what's going on now. Like Cody (Rhodes) and (Damien Sandow), those kids are so talented, not to be frustrated about what's going on, but understand that through perseverance, everything has a time and place in this company. Sure I (see frustrated wrestlers behind the scenes); sure I do. I see it all the time. They get frustrated: 'Why aren't we doing this? Why don't get this opportunity? What do we need to do? What do I need to do to make my character better?' First of all, relax and breathe. This is not a 'who can get to the top the fastest' (race). This is about doing something you love and having a long-term career. So, make yourselves versatile and dependable, and have a long career."
Sage advice from a wrestler who has managed to last 20 years in the business and has experienced all the peaks of valleys of said business.