It’s been more than a month since a “hey, what’s up with Dolph Ziggler and WWE?” story has made the rounds, so... here’s a “hey, what’s up with Dolph Ziggler and WWE?” story!
The former World Heavyweight champ and current stand-up comic spoke with Chris Van Vliet and in discussing his last WWE appearance at January’s Royal Rumble in Phoenix, the Show-Off revealed his current employment status (quotes and video courtesy Van Vliet):
On when was he told he was going to be in this year’s Royal Rumble: “Oh my God. That’s a great story. Can I tell this story? When I talked to you, I was not booked for the Royal Rumble and I have no reason to lie to anybody or be like ‘Hey listen, I don’t know what the deal is’. I was just on hiatus and I got a call to be there. And if I wasn’t in town for a booking for a comedy show that night I would not have even been in Phoenix. I got a call the night before saying ‘Hey, you gotta get here.’”
On if he was booked for the Royal Rumble just to end his storyline with Drew McIntyre: “I’m not exactly sure but it did go into it more but I don’t know if that continues because I’m still just on vacation. I think it was more just I was in town and I’m one of their guys and it happened to work out so I got a double booking, double pay day, WWE and the comedy show.”
Ziggler previously described his current deal with WWE as a “handshake agreement”. Now we know that agreement apparently comes with a lot of vacation days.