Kevin Owens is a top wrestler and a person we always want to hear comments from. One of the topics was Dolph Zigger and his career. Zigger has achieved a lot of success in his career, however Owens surprised many when he said he did not want to be like him.
“He’s a guy I respect a ton, and I don’t think I’ve ever told him this but he’s one of the guys that I would look at and be like, ‘I don’t want to be like Dolph,’” Owens said for WWE After the Bell with Corey Graves, as quoted by wrestlinginc.
“In the sense that he’s so good and I would see him so frustrated because he’s so good and he feels like he should be doing more, and he was right. I remember thinking, man, I don’t want to be like that.
This was when I was first [in WWE] in 2014-15, I was like, I don’t want to be like that, I want to come to work and I don’t want to be frustrated all the time. “But guess what, when you’re passionate and hungry and know you’re good, which is what he is, it’s inevitable.
It’s going to happen to everybody. If you don’t go through that at one point, I’m not going to say you’re in the wrong business because that’s cliche and I don’t believe that, maybe you just have a different perspective, but the hunger to do more and to be able to contribute to the show as much as you think you should or could, that’s normal.
But it’s important to eventually find that perspective to enjoy it because that’s my thing. I was like, man, Dolph never really seems to enjoy himself. And then that shifted, I’ve seen him now completely differently”.
NXT and Ziggler
Ziggler and NXT are a winning combination, and it’s a great thing for NXT to have such a wrestler. “When he went to do that NXT stuff, I remember I watched the first night that he cut that promo in NXT and I texted him.
He and I don’t really text, we’re not friends that way,” Owens mentioned, “But I texted him to say that promo was unbelievable. It was a Dolph that I hadn’t seen in years. He was like, ‘yeah, it was really refreshing,’ he said the same but even before that, his whole attitude and energy shifted. He seems to be enjoying himself at work a ton more”.