Since the middle of the 2000s, Dolph Ziggler has been a WWE superstar involved in several memorable feuds and matches. On the other hand, Ziggler admitted during a recent appearance on "Comedy Store Wrestling" that there was one particular match he truly desired: the chance to wrestle Kurt Angle in his retirement match.
"I was so jealous about that," Ziggler admitted when the topic of Baron Corbin's retirement match against Angle at WrestleMania 35 came up. Ziggler respects Angle and even credits the Olympic gold medalist for keeping him in WWE.
He was eager to find out who would be chosen to wrestle Angle at WrestleMania and had a vivid dream of doing so. "They didn't let us know who planned to do it two or three weeks out," Ziggler made sense of. " I thought, "Man, are they finally going to give me singles match at WrestleMania, and I get to be in the ring with my friggin' hero Kurt Angle?" and I was right.
Kurt Angle was doing so well that they gave me a shot, which is why I have a job in wrestling despite being 5'11 and 180 pounds. That is all. I got a tryout because he was so good."
Ziggler's Envy Over Angle Match
Ziggler made it clear that he didn't care if Angle won or lost or even if he retired Angle.
He desired to share the ring with his hero, and when Corbin was chosen instead, he couldn't help but feel envious. Many fans had hoped that John Cena would wrestle the man who started his leading roster career, so the decision to have Corbin retire Angle was met with controversy.
Angle himself wanted to wrestle Cena, but he later said that Corbin was the right choice because of when their storyline would start. Dolph Ziggler eventually competed against Otis in his first singles match at WrestleMania 36.
Unfortunately, the match occurred in front of an empty arena because of the pandemic. Notwithstanding the conditions, Ziggler's enthusiasm for wrestling and regard for his kindred whizzes stay undaunted. His craving for that tricky dream coordinated with Kurt Point demonstrates his devotion to the game.