Dolph Ziggler shoots on being released from his WWE contract in 2023

During an appearance on Busted Open Radio, former WWE star Nic Nemeth aka Dolph Ziggler commented on being released from his WWE contract in 2023

“I’ve had a very fortunate career, I was very lucky, almost 20 straight years in one company and now it’s a chance just to see what else is out there and try a few other things out. So I hate sitting at home. I cannot stand it. Even in between WWE loops, two or three days, I start getting antsy. I want to get out of here. So the last three, six, eight, 10 months, I have been training twice a day making all these different adjustments just getting ready to go, ‘Okay, at some point, you go back to full on proving yourself all over again and you better be ready to go and not just sitting at home sipping Mai Tais in the backyard’, which I did for a little while, but still, it was be ready to go no matter what so there’s no issues. There’s no people, ‘Oh, he’s protected or he sat around loafing around.’ Nope. I did everything I can to be ready to go and I’m still in the middle of it right now. I feel that I’m in the best shape of my life.”

“It wasn’t out of the blue. I had sent emails to the boss over the last few months saying, ‘I have to move on to somewhere else, can you let me do this?’ Eventually, without exact back and forth, that’s how it worked out. It wasn’t weird because it was so six, eight, ten months in place going, ‘Here it comes.’ Now, I have 90 days sitting around, which broke my heart, but I just got extra workouts.” (quotes courtesy of