Dolph Ziggler and the WWE Intercontinental Title:
Well I think Dolph has done a great job elevating the tile just because he is a very good in-ring competitor. He’s never as good as I am, which is why I think I should be the Intercontinental Champion. If you look at the Intercontinental Champion, historically that has always belonged to the best of the best in-ring talent, the best wrestler, whatever you want to call it, that came out night after night, produced night after night, and that will be me. So I think rightfully the Intercontinental Championship should be mine from Smackdown, and I’ll go into Hell in a Cell as the Intercontinental Champion.
Was he disappointed in how the program with Jack Swagger ended?
Yeah, you know, I was definitely sad the way it ended. I think we could haveﾅ We should have won the Tag Team Championship. We would probably still be Tag Team Champions. And that’s my only regret.
The Cesaro Swing:
I put the Swing in every now and again. There’s enough one-trick ponies in the WWE, and I don’t wanna be one of them. If I feel like it’s right time to bust out the Swing, I’ll do it. But as you and everyone else has seen, there’s plenty of excitement in my matches with or without the Swing.
His time with Paul Heyman:
Well, you know, to have a chance to work with Paul Heyman, if you didn’t take it you’d be a fool. Of course I’m not a fool, so why wouldn’t I take the chance to be working with Paul Heyman very closely, learning from him, sitting under the learning tree,for lack of a better term. I did that and I thought that was a very good time for me. Very successful, and I learned a lot. That’s very important because it’s all about building the future. You wanna learn, and you wanna get better, and that’s what I do.
WWE Divas champion AJ Lee recently appeared on Turnbuckle Weekly with Chuck Carroll. Here are some highlights;
Would she do Total Divas?
It’s been well documented for the second season they tried to get me on board. I’m not interested in being famous. I’m interested in doing my job and doing it well and that’s wrestling and that’s what I love. I could do it, but I wouldn’t do it. I’m just happy being who I am on TV two days a week and on live events and then going into my private life, and into my little hole in the middle of nowhere and having no one talk to me about my private life.
Was there animosity towards Paige after she debuted and won the title?
We needed something to give the division a kick in the butt and Paige is perfect for that.
Whether she knew she would win Divas Title after taking two months off:
I certainly didn’t know. That was a pleasant surprise. That’s the thing, every time I’ve put the title on the line against Paige she’s won it. So, I’m slightly nervous going into Sunday.
Teasing a same-sex crush between she and Paige:
Well, we are a PG program. But I think that’s the fun part. The thing is everyone said my character is unpredictable and you didn’t know where it was going. And then to have somebody that does the same thing, that’s also kind of kooky and crazy and you didn’t know what we were going to do for a while.