Big E had only words of praise for Dolph Ziggler in an interview with Hot 97. Big E thinks Ziggler didn't need someone like him. However, he is grateful to him for everything in his career. “I just have a lot of respect for him.
At the time, he didn’t really need me. I felt like the company was trying to force him to have a heater, and he was over enough, he was willing it enough to not need me. He should have had that opportunity without me, without all that stuff.
So I appreciate him kind of taking me under his wing”. - Big E said.
Big E on the best learning experience
Big E recalled the great opportunity he was given and the chance to learn a lot from Ziggler. It was a match between Cena and Ziggler.
Big E recalled each and every moment when he heard the crowd. In those moments, he understood many things and had the opportunity to 'absorb' many things. Having such a teacher is really a great thing and an opportunity to develop into a world-class wrestler.
“When I first started, my very first moment on the main roster was laying out John Cena in Philly to close the show. So I am so appreciative of that opportunity. To get to travel the world with Dolph, to learn from him, to be ringside… I still remember vividly, it was at Madison Square Garden, the main event is Cena and Ziggler in a Steel Cage.
I’m there ringside, I’m there listening, hearing the crowd, learning. So it was the best learning experience being under Dolph. He’s the smoothest [in the ring], no one’s better. So salute to him, and I just appreciate all he did for me and my career.
But yeah, he’s the man”. Source: Pwmania