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Dolph Ziggler: “I had no idea I was going to be WWE NXT Champion”



Dolph Ziggler is one of the latest main roster stars to go to WWE NXT as a way to help boost the ratings of the show since Monday Night Raw also airs on the USA Network.

Before Ziggler, WWE had AJ Styles on the program for a feud with Grayson Waller. Since Ziggler arrived, The Miz, Robert Roode, Rey & Dominik Mysterio have also appeared.

Unlike the other names mentioned, Ziggler was given the NXT Champion. While speaking on WWE’s The Bump, Dolph Ziggler talked about winning the NXT Championship, which he noted that he was going to win the title at all.

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“It’s pretty wild. I don’t want to do in-character stuff, this is a really cool moment, I’m slightly richer. I’m just kidding, it’s awesome. I had no idea I was going to be NXT Champion. I didn’t plan on it. All I wanted to do was check out some new talent scout amount, see who’s got what it takes to go to the next level at some point, maybe report back, say, hey, Raw, hey, SmackDown, hey Vince McMahon, I see something and these guys, these gals, they could do something big in the future. Let me get my hands on them and next thing you know, two weeks later, I’m the NXT Champion.”

Ziggler will defend the NXT Title against Bron Breakker at NXT Stand & Deliver next Saturday. You can watch the entire interview by clicking on the player below (quotes can be found at the 39:39 mark:

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