Since the turn of the year, Dolph Ziggler has only appeared once on WWE TV programming and that was in the Royal Rumble match. But before that, he denied that he is going to be part of Royal Rumble in an interview with Chris Van Vliet.
He again sat down with Vliet and told that he was not lying at the time about not being the part of Royal Rumble. He also just got to know about it the night before the event that he was required.
“Oh my God. That’s a great story. When I talked to you, I was not booked for the Royal Rumble and I have no reason to lie to anybody or be like ‘Hey listen, I don’t know what the deal is.’ I was just on hiatus and I got a call to be there. And if I wasn’t in town for a booking for a comedy show that night I would not have even been in Phoenix. I got a call the night before saying ‘Hey, you gotta get here.'”Ziggler on his sudden call up for this year’s Royal Rumble
He also mentioned that he got double booked on the night due to appearing at Rumble and his show has to start an hour late due to it.
“I think it was more just I was in town and I’m one of their guys and it happened to work out so I got a double booking, double pay day, WWE and the comedy show. I was one of the last people in the ring that night and my comedy show three blocks away had to start an hour late because I was running over with sweat and my bags. I almost went in my gear but I was like I’m going to have to shower.”Ziggler on being double booked at Royal Rumble night
You can check out the complete interview below.