Nic Nemeth, also known as Dolph Ziggler to some fans, recently conducted an interview where he talked about how he was prepared for his WWE release before it happened.
Nic Nemeth Could Feel His WWE Release Was Coming
Nemeth recently talked to Busted Open Radio. He described how he felt being “freed” by the WWE.
He notes that he was “preparing” for the last six to ten months before his cut, stating he believed he had to “make a change”. Nemeth saw there wasn’t a chance to be in a pay-per-view bout to “steal the show” or even a “six-minute match”.
He began to notice he was in three-minute matches with no entrance on the show. Nick states that once these things began happening, even a couple of years prior when he was tagging with Bobby Roode, he realized that at some point he needed to be “ready to go”.
During the interview, he states that he wanted to be “ready for his release”. He notes that by the time it happened, it had been on his mind for the last half of his contract.
When the final hammer dropped, he wasn’t like, “What? What do I do now?” Nemeth notes that he was planning for this, especially since the last half of his WWE contract, he was “being paid too much money” to just sit at home.
He wanted to be ready to go from “90-second matches” to “35 minutes” on television. He was “prepping” to have every option available.
Nic Nemeth’s Emails To “The Boss”
Nemeth also states he sent some emails to “the boss” during his last few months in the WWE saying that he “had to move on” somewhere else. Nick notes his release “wasn’t out of the blue”.
When the final ball dropped, he states that while it “broke his heart” to have to sit around for 90 days (due to the non-compete clause), he just focused on extra workouts. Nemeth recently appeared at NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 18 and would later have a brawl with David Finlay during the post-event media conference.