Big name on how he got ‘punished’ by Vince McMahon for trying to help Dolph Ziggler 

Hollywood actor and former WWE writer Freddie Prince Jr once argued with Vince McMahon over Dolph Ziggler’s booking.

Ziggler made his WWE debut in 2008. He would introduce himself in behind-the-scenes segments for weeks before finally getting his chance to step into the ring.

Freddie Prince Jr revealed that he is not a fan of the name ‘Dolph Ziggler’. He felt that such a name would limit his chances of success. However, McMahon had a clear vision of how he wanted to use The Showoff at launch.

Speaking on Wrestling with Freddiethe She is everything the star said he did his best to avoid Ziggler getting that name. He said that the name originally discussed for him was Dolph Diggler, which was later changed to Ziggler. Here’s what he said about losing the ‘good game’ to Vince McMahon:

“So it’s not a long argument. I lost quickly. I suppose my punishment for fighting well is that I’m assigned to the production where we get to meet this superbly dubbed superstar and wrestler, Dolph Ziggler. “

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Freddie Prince Jr. about Vince McMahon’s idea for Dolph Ziggler

Prince revealed that Dolph Ziggler’s behind-the-scenes trailers were entirely McMahon’s ideas. However, he was the one tasked with carrying out them. At first he thought McMahon was joking as he explained the concept to him.

“So I got the segment, and Vince told me what it was like,” Freddie said. “He said, ‘he’ll just introduce himself.’ I said, I was laughing, ‘what do you mean he was going to introduce himself?’ ‘Every week, he just comes up and says ‘hey, Dolph Ziggler,’ and shakes his hand. “I go, ‘we’re not just going to do that, it’s a really short segment,’ Prince said.

He feels this corner is really ‘unremarkable’. He feels limited because he can’t help The Showoff because the game plan for his character is already laid out. Prince Jr wanted to change his name and give the character more depth, something he couldn’t do.


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