Vince McMahon is the chairman of WWE and is one of the most controversial names in the pro wrestling world. He is also a bizarre human being as fans know. McMahon also loves the business a lot. He also punished Freddie Prinze Jr. for an odd reason.

Dolph Ziggler is one of the most gifted in-ring veteran competitors in the WWE. The Show-Off goes the extra mile in order to ensure his opponents look like a million dollars.

Ziggler debuted in 2008 and would introduce himself in backstage segments for multiple weeks before competing in the ring. Former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr. was not a fan of the name ‘Dolph Ziggler’. He believed the name would hold him back in WWE.

While speaking on Wrestling with Freddie, the former WWE writer revealed that Ziggler’s original name was “Dolph Diggler.” Prinze Jr. then revealed how Vince McMahon punished him for ‘fighting the good fight.’

“So, it was not a long argument. I lost quickly. I suppose my punishment for fighting the good fight was I was assigned the segment to produce the first time we’re ever going to meet this wonderfully named wrestler, superstar, Dolph Ziggler.

So I get the segment, and Vince tells me what it’s going to be. He says, ‘he’s just going to introduce himself.’ I said, I’m laughing, ‘what do you mean he’s just going to introduce himself?’ ‘Every week, he’s just going to come up and say ‘hey, Dolph Ziggler,’ and shake his hand.’ I go, ‘we’re not going to just to do that, that’s a really short segment. That’s not worthy to get on television.”

Vince McMahon has the final say in anything that goes on in WWE and that is never going to change. Prinze Jr. was disappointed he couldn’t change things for Dolph Ziggler in the end. Regardless, Ziggler did find some reasonable success in WWE throughout the years.

Maybe things will turn around when Freddie opens up his own wrestling company. He has plans to do just that so fans should expect lots of updates right here at Thirsty!

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet has been a massive fan of professional wrestling for over 22 years, since the early days of the Monday Night Wars. Aside from wrestling, he also is into TV shows, movies, Anime, novels and a lot of music.

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