"I know a lot of people don't see it as I do, but in my head, I am a main eventer simply because of the fact that I did a helluva job reinventing the U.S. Championship from a title people held for a little while to becoming the stepping stone it once was. I made it prestigious again. I made people who liked me or hated me think, "This is the next guy." Now it's time to prove myself yet again," Ziggler says.
"I cannot wait to go out there against the likes of CM Punk, whose T-shirt says he is the "Best in the World." It's hard to prove myself as a main eventer, as a star, without the merch and T-shirts, but I'm fine with that. It's just another obstacle that pushes me to the top."