Dolph Ziggler’s current WWE contract is a bit of a question and Dolph Ziggler recently spoke to Chris Van Vliet to clear everything up. The Show Off has given fifteen years of his life to WWE, but it looks like he is stepping away for a bit. He has a lot of other opportunities as well which he is taking full advantage of.

The former WWE Champion stated that he is still under contract with WWE, but we shouldn’t expect to see him at the Royal Rumble because he is not booked to be at Chase Field on Sunday. Instead, he is booked for a comedy show a couple of blocks away.

“Technically I am still under contract, but I am not scheduled to be at the Royal Rumble tomorrow. I have a show after at Stand-Up Live.”

Dolph Ziggler is working under a very different WWE contract. He explained how his life is complicated and WWE has allowed him the freedom to pursue stand-up comedy interests as well as other things. This means that he has a handshake agreement with Vince McMahon so he can take part in those other activities outside of the company.

“It becomes a gray area because I have a weird life even for a wrestler so as of now there’s a couple different handshake agreements involved in some things sometimes it’s not written on paper, so I’ve been very able to do outside projects. Movies, shows, comedy, and a bunch of different things with my brother which is really fun. Because of never besmirching the WWE’s name and doing positive things they let me do more, and more, and more so I’ll be continuing to do some things like that.”

Ziggler confirmed that he is currently on a hiatus from WWE. He didn’t act like it was over forever, but he was open to see how things go from here. He is staying busy entertaining people, it just isn’t in a ring right now.

“I can’t really answer that and I don’t want to make some fake thing or some sly thing. For now, I am on a hiatus from WWE. It took me like ten years to get a weekend off and this is it. So we’ll see how it goes. Like I said it’s a handshake different thing than what’s on paper and I’ve given everything and we’ll see if there is more for me to give and I’d be happy to do it.”

Ziggler said if WWE wants to keep him around, then it is going to be in the ring. He could see himself as a producer in about ten years down the line, but it is nothing he is looking to get into right now.

Only time will tell what happens with Dolph Ziggler next, but it might not be a good idea to expect him at the Royal Rumble because he is already booked for a comedy show.

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