WWE superstar Dolph Ziggler recently appeared on The Archive of B-Sox podcast to discuss a wide range of topics, most notably how much he enjoys doing stand-up comedy, how he balances that with his wrestling career, and what he foresees for himself over the next 15 years as he continues to perform in the ring and on the stage. Highlights from the interview can be found below.
Says he is really enjoying devoting half of his week to non-wrestling stuff like auditions and stand-up:
It’s really fun for me to devote half of my week to that kind of stuff. You don’t get to wrestle forever. I’ve been very lucky so far. I may be here for 10 nonstop years in a row. who knows? But I like being able to branch out and do some other things. Whether go talk politics somewhere, do an interview, do a one man show do an improv show. Do an audition for something on Broadway.
Hopes to keep competing over the next 15 years while bouncing around doing comedy:
Everything that gets you on stage, get that presence and just gets the rap going and gets you smoother and comfortable. That helps you as a stand up, but it also helps you in the ring, so [it] makes me a better wrestler. So either way, it’s a win-win. But I would love in 15 years from now, I’m showing up at WWE four times a year to wrestle somebody in a big match, and the rest of the year, I’m bouncing around. Me and Mick Foley are doing a comedy show or something.
(H/T and transcribed by Sescoops)