Freddie Prinze Jr. recently appeared on his own podcast called Wrestling with Freddie. The podcast takes place from iHeart Media’s My Cultura Network. He is a former WWE creative team employee. He spoke about working with Dolph Ziggler back while Dolph Ziggler was one of the most popular wrestlers on the WWE roster.
Freddie Prinze. Jr Speaks About His Time Working with Dolph
“Nobody would give him the big promo,” Freddie said. “They gave him a mouthpiece, they gave him Vickie Guerrero. Vickie is a staple and foundational piece for a lot of Latino fans and fans in general because of the connection with Eddie [Guerrero], who everybody loved.
No matter who you were, where you were, nobody ever goes, ‘Eddie Guerrero wasn’t that good.’ That sentence has never been uttered outside right now, in pure jest. If I ever hear anybody say it, then I will ridicule them into oblivion.
“So, she had a lot of credibility. Chavo [Guerrero] then came with that, and they were sort of the mouthpieces for Dolph in the early goings. Every once in a while, he would get to speak a little bit. Maybe on the road, on the house shows he was getting more opportunities because there are no cameras there and that’s a good place to experiment.
But to my knowledge and while I was there, it just wasn’t – he didn’t get that much to say”. Dolph Ziggler received a big thumbs up from Vince McMahon once after he wrestled WWE Hall of Famer Edge one night.
After that, Dolph rose to become one of the most popular stars in WWE at that time. “I’m in there [Gorilla Position] waiting to go and they’re doing the big finish,” Freddie Prinze Jr. said. “They probably had a good 18-minute match, something like that.
Edge gets the win and he comes backstage, Ziggles is still selling in the ring, you know, from the Spear. And Edge comes back in, and he looks at Vince and Vince goes, ‘well?’ Edge goes, ‘yeah, that kid can work.’ And Vince goes, ‘he’s good?’ Edge goes, ‘yeah, he’s real good,’ and he walked out.
I was like, holy crap, dude, that’s a big, big deal for a top guy to just say, ‘yeah, I’ll wrestle this dude on TV,’ even though he’s going to get the win. It’s a, ‘let’s see what you got,’ so he’s got to let Dolph get some action on him, right?