There's a lot of guys in WWE - you would know who they are - you know you're going to see the same thing every single match. You know you're going to hear the same thing every time they pick up a microphone. You know John Cena is never going to get mad at you no matter what you do.
It's not like I'm not constantly dealing with a litany of injuries that I have myself. If it's not one thing, it's another thing, but I've just been able to keep rolling.
I've been around in WWE for quite a while now and before that had - even in Florida - I've been all around the world and seen every type of style in opponent; the way I was trained and stuff, I got a lot more tricks up my sleeve.
I can't imagine, I can't get in the mind of a wrestling fan who wants to break news that spoils a surprise for somebody. Would you want a surprise spoiled?
If you're really good at doing what you do, good things will come.
Ziggler is one of those guys who don't get all of the credit he deserves for being so good consistently for so long.
I'm not some schmuck they just hired and threw down in the Performance Center and gave him an entrance or anything that like. I've been around enough and have enough experience; I know what I'm doing pretty much.
When you're going in there with Brock Lesnar, you can't have anything else on your mind.
I put in the same hours to get good at this as a surgeon who went to college. It's just a much less important job in the realm of society.
I keep my inner circle of people very small and tight, and I like to relax if I get a chance.
The thing is that, not only do you learn so much about being in front of a camera and stuff being on 'Monday Night RAW,' but at the same time, I'm not really acting on 'Monday Night RAW.'
It's such a high-pressure form of live entertainment that I found, once I got out there, being on a movie set isn't that different from being on 'Monday Night RAW.' It's all stuff that I was prepared for.
I keep myself flexible; I just compete at my normal body weight.
Having that main event load to carry is very comfortable for me. Anything less is uncomfortable.
I'll fight anyone for enough money. Give me half a million dollars.
I remember, the first times watching WWF, Bret Hart was kind of the man, winning King of the Ring, technical master, and he could go for an hour. He had a million different moves he could beat anyone with. Just rugged, dynamic champion. He was so cool.
I just go out there and be myself and turn up the voltage a little bit for entertainment value.
While it's cool to think ghosts exist, I don't want to see one.
The first time that somebody handed me a sheet of paper with a promo on it, it was like a 'throw up in your mouth' kind of moment. And it's not, like, their fault, you know? It's not the writers' fault. But if was my world, there would be no written promos; there'd be no scripts.
I can't remember a time when wrestling wasn't my thing that I watched. As far back as my memory goes, I was already obsessed with wrestling.
I'm trying all kinds of crazy stuff at house shows just for my own amusement and to see what the people are gonna do.
Where a new guy may only know one or two ways to do something, I know all of the moves, and I've forgotten more stuff than the newer guys might even know.
I could totally see myself limping down the aisle when I'm 60, jumping off the top rope and breaking my hip. I could be a hilarious geriatric wrestler.
As far as social media and all that, I understand connecting with fans on a different level, but I don't feel the need to open myself up to the opinion of everybody in the world with a phone or computer. I just don't get that, being connected to everybody on such a superficial level like that. It's not really for me.
No one really has any idea about me. To me, what I give you is what happens onscreen, and past that, anything you're coming up with in your own head, you're creating in your own mind.
It is very easy to get hurt in a match like the Royal Rumble. It seems very run of the mill, but it's always the stupid stuff where you get hurt.
I think NXT has opened up the doors for a lot of guys to come in and create different opportunities.
I like, at the end of the night, to be walking back to the locker room limping and sweating, spitting blood out of my mouth. I've been doing this for a long time, and it comes naturally.
You have these magical moments in these live events that are never captured on film and that only live on in your memory. Those are always my favorite.
I don't know if I would ever sleep well again if I actually saw a ghost. If they exist, that's fine. I just don't want to see one.
There is no creative process to come up with a character of Dean Ambrose.
Brock Lesnar likes to get his rest time, you know what I'm saying?
I had a hard time going to school. I probably wasn't the most pleasant young person to be around. I kept a very tight circle of trusted people.
I always take pride in the fact that nobody can mess with me, and I never let anybody mess with me my entire life.
People can see through crap pretty easily. Just go out there and be comfortable. Be you. Be authentic.
You'll find that all WWE performers, when they go on to any television show or set of any kind, we're more prepared that we get credit for. We don't get enough credit.
I wasn't 'gifted' in the way that Brock Lesnar or Roman Reigns or somebody like that is gifted, in that they got the physical attributes and so forth.