Dolph Ziggler Says He’s Jealous Of Kofi Kingston

Dolph Ziggler says he's jealous of Kofi Kingston's success.

Dolph Ziggler Kofi Kingston

Dolph Ziggler has unfinished business with Kofi Kingston. Ziggler took part in an interview with USA Today recently and said that he is personally and professionally jealous of the success Kofi Kingston has had recently.

“I’m genuinely, as a person and a performer, jealous of Kofi and his success,” Ziggler said. “So I would like to beat him — and I would like to beat him in front of a big crowd.”

Ziggler was defeated by Kevin Owens in 17 seconds at Extreme Rules. The two wrestled again last night on Smackdown with the match being ruled a no-contest after Shane McMahon’s interference.

Dolph Ziggler Interview Highlights

“What I do is usually steal the show and walk out with someone’s girlfriend afterward, too,” Ziggler continued. “But what I focus on now is winning that title from Kofi, because it means more to me beating him to prove how good I am.”

Ziggler would also talk about the long-standing rivalry between he and Kofi.

“It’s something that’s happened for a really long time. Sometimes it’s been just for bragging rights. Sometimes it’s been for the intercontinental title, the U.S. title,” Ziggler said of his rivalry with Kofi. “But in this situation, Kofi-Mania was running wild at Wrestlemania and now he’s jumped into this elite level as an up and coming, possible greatest WWE champion of all time. … I genuinely am happy for him. It just kills me that it’s not me instead of him.”

The full interview can be read here.

Dolph Ziggler vs Kofi Kingston Head-to-Head Stats

Kofi Kingston and Dolph Ziggler have had 29 1-on-1 matches on WWE programming dating back to 2009. They have each won 14 matches against each other with one match being ruled a no-contest.

They’ve met 6x on PPV, with Ziggler having won 3, Kofi having won 2, and one match being ruled a no-contest.

PPV Single’s Match record:

  1. SummerSlam 2010 – Intercontinental Title – Dolph Ziggler (c) vs Kofi Kingston – No Contest
  2. Night of Champions 2010 – Intercontinental Title – Dolph Ziggler (c) defeated Kofi Kingston
  3. Capital Punishment 2011 – US Title – Dolph Ziggler defeated Kofi Kingston (c) – Title Change
  4. Elimination Chamber 2013 – Dolph Ziggler defeated Kofi Kingston
  5. Super ShowDown 2019 – WWE Title – Kofi Kingston (c) defeated Dolph Ziggler
  6. Stomping Grounds 2019 – WWE Title – Kofi Kingston (c) defeated Dolph Ziggler