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Dolph Ziggler Was Told By WWE That He Wasn’t Credible For Winning World Titles Because Of His Hair

Dolph Ziggler WWE World Tag Team Champion

• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (July 17, 1993) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling

On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Civic Center in Huntington, West Virginia and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1993’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. Tatanka vs. Brian Costello

2. Adam Bomb vs. Rich Myers

3. Rick & Scott Steiner vs. Ted DiBiase & IRS

4. Mr. Hughes vs. Sonny Rogers

• Dolph Ziggler Was Told By WWE That He Wasn’t Credible For Winning World Titles Because Of His Hair

Dolph Ziggler recently spoke to talkSPORT to promote his WWE Championship match against Drew McIntyre at The Horror Show at WWE Extreme Rules this Sunday.

He also discussed his first World Title run, and how he couldn’t win more because of his hair.

Below is what Ziggler said:

“One time a long time ago, I was told the reason I’m not credible for World Championships – this is 10 years ago, maybe longer, whatever – the reason I’m not credible enough to be winning World Championships is because of my hair.

Not because I get beat up, not that I lose every match, not that I don’t talk – it was because of my blonde hair.

So it got cut short and dyed black and I was serious, I went out there and beat the hell out of Santino and it was the dumbest thing I’ve ever done. I didn’t want to do it.

I said this isn’t me, we can find a way to introduce more of my shooting background and things – nope. That’s what they wanted [the hair cut]. Then after three weeks they said ‘oh, our bad.’

Sometimes people don’t see [it]. How about I just beat some people up sometimes? Or win a couple matches? Or talked? Or talk like I am right now and defend myself and say hey, I should be out here tying people in knots, winning World Titles, getting on the microphone, hopping on a jet, doing a press conference and strutting away with Ric Flair!

And they go yeah, but…I dunno. We should just cut your hair.

So I tried to get out of it as much as I could, but sadly, I guess that’s the vision that they have and you have to go with that and try and fight them every single day and I do fight the good fight behind the scenes and in the ring every damn day.”

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