On Sunday, Dolph Ziggler gets the biggest opportunity of his career by challenging WWE champion CM Punk for the title at the Royal Rumble PPV in St. Louis, Missouri. However, prior to the Rumble, Ziggler had other things on his mind besides the match with Punk. Of particular note, Ziggler has a personal gripe with the returning superstars The Rock and Mick Foley. According to a Friday January 27th report by IGN.com, Dolph made the following comments about Foley and The Rock:
“To just come back and say “Hey, I’m going to take this spot” blows my mind. It’s hard for me to believe that it can even happen. I understand that legends come back, but I don’t understand the mentality of someone saying ‘Yeah, I should be in this match because I used to be really good.'” said Ziggler about Mick Foley.
As for The Rock, Dolph made the following comments: “It also does strike a nerve with me because he gets top billing even though we don’t really see him that often. I get it. I know he’s busy. I’m busy too. Being on the show and stealing the show every night.”
Ziggler is not the only one inside the WWE locker room who feels this way. Other wrestlers like CM Punk and Randy Orton have publicly lambasted The Rock for his return to the WWE after being gone for 7 years. They feel that The Rock should be there with them full time and on the road with them.
As for Foley, it’s not like he was gone from the wrestling scene. Foley spent the last 3 years with TNA and was involved in storylines that were both backstage and in the ring. Foley even held the TNA world title at one point. This is the time of the year where the WWE pulls out the names to hype up their product as they begin ” The Road to WrestleMania”. Legendary wrestlers like Foley will make these quick appearances because that’s what Vince McMahon wants. Foley could easily be used in a more fulltime on-air capacity like a GM but that’s not what the WWE brass has in mind for now.
Absent from Ziggler’s rant was the return of Chris Jericho. He stated that Jericho gets a pass from him at this time because Jericho is on the road traveling with the wrestlers from house show to house show.
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