Booker T Says Dolph Ziggler Has Been On Cruise Control For The Past Decade

Booker T says Dolph Ziggler has been on cruise control.

Last week, WWE let go several stars including Mustafa Ali, Dolph Ziggler, Emma and more.

In the hours following the mass releases, the wrestling world reacted to the releases, with John Cena and Big E leading the way with praise for Dolph Ziggler.

Speaking on his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T commented on Ziggler’s release.

“Dolph seems like he’s been on cruise control for the last ten years. He seemed like he got to the point where he said, ‘I’m just going to ride.’ Dolph is one of those guys that really never changed his look. He’s always been the same guy, all the time. For me, if you don’t change with the times, the times will pass you by. You have to know how to keep up with what’s going on and use it in the entertainment world. Dolph Ziggler just stayed that one character throughout his entire time. Was he a guy that could go out and perform at a very high level? Oh yes. Dolph was a guy that could go out and work with anybody. Then, Dolph became that guy where, if you needed to get somebody over, you would call Dolph. Sometimes, you put yourself in that position, when you do not know how to change with the times. Dolph is going to be okay. He’s smart. He’s a college-educated dude, not just a wrestler. I see Dolph being okay in life. He’s a guy you can call, and you can trust him to go out there and make sure the job is done properly. That’s one thing the business needs and why Dolph stayed around for 20 years. You have to be smart to stick around for more than 20 years, as well as people have to like you. People like Dolph Ziggler…you’re not going to hear Dolph in the news. He’s not had any scandals. Like me, put his hard hat on, his boots, come to work, get the job done, go home, but I tried to change with the times,”

Booker T

With most of the talent released having 90 day non-competes, we will have to wait a couple of months until we do know what comes next for the talents released by WWE last week.

H/T to Fightful for transcription

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