The contract of World Wrestling Entertainment’s Dolph Ziggler has been surrounded with a lot of speculation this weekend.
Some rumors suggest that the long-time wrestler of 11 years might become a free agent when his contract is up in a few months. While Boston Herald reports that he decided to re-sign with the entertainment company. In an interview with the news outlet, he reportedly said that “I mean, it feels like I started here, I should end my career in the WWE. I feel like they like having me around and I love working here, so it would be really hard to walk away.”
However, appearing on a radio interview with “Chad Dukes Versus The World” at 106.7 The Fan on June 29, he straightened out the rumors and revealed that he has not signed with WWE yet, “I’m thinking about it right now. I had a request for an upcoming contract that would end a few months from now, maybe two or three months from now, and they requested back what they would like, I countered another offer and we’re waiting to finalize some things.”
The two-time former World Heavyweight Champion also mentioned that he is trying to find the right “medium” that may allow him to do some comedy routines, “I love WWE and I can’t picture myself wrestling somewhere else but it’s also becoming now where that Wednesday and Thursday, I can’t just do that and get some outside live events for comedy and different movie and television options, which would only be to promote myself as a WWE superstar, to make myself a bigger star so I can advance more in WWE. So if I can’t find that happy medium, I might have to go away for a little bit.”
Ziggler has confessed that he has been a fan of comedy since he was five years old and said that he has been writing jokes for 10 years. He began doing comedy acts at open mic nights recently, where he uses his experiences and misadventures in dating as materials for his stand-up routines.
In an interview with Mike Jones of DC 101 while promoting WWE’s RAW, he mentioned that wrestling in front of 70,000 people is easy for him. But on first open mic, he revealed that he was nervous, “I did my first stand up set in front of 60 people in the back of a coffee house and I was shaking going up to the microphone. I kept saying ‘don’t forget the first sentence, don’t drop the mic.’ And it was so nerve wracking and it still is, but it’s that excited nerve wracking like ‘oh, this is gonna kill them!'” Ziggler said.