Is Ziggler The New Punk?
by, 04-24-2012 at 06:46 PM (8822 Views)
What is up everybody! So I've been thinking about this for the last few weeks, and finally decided to write a blog on it. A little bit ago, I posted a thread titled Push/Depush where people would say 3 stars they'd have pushed, and 3 stars they'd have depushed. The common name throughout the push choices, Ziggler. To me, I feel 90% of the IWC favors Ziggler, and there is that 10% that despises him. It reminds of me Punk's fame in the IWC. Let's take a look at Ziggler now.
Ziggler has the look. He has that thing that makes him stick out from others for a good reason. He has the physical build of somebody who could be a main eventer. Just everything about Ziggler screams the look to me.
His current gimmick, the showoff, fits as both a heel or face. I mean think about it. As a heel doing sit ups after nailing a big move just garners him so much heet. Or when he does a strut. It just gets people eating out of his palm. Now flip it as a face. If Ziggler were a face and facing a heel like ADR or Swagger or even Kane and were to do those things, I think the fans would pop like crazy for him. That's where this gimmick really seems to fit him.
Ok, so we haven't heard alot from Ziggles on the mic. When we have, I have enjoyed it, while I know others haven't so much. I recommend checking out some of the Z True Long Island Story, as well as the WWE Download. If you catch Ziggler on those, i think you will agree that Ziggler has the mic skills, and could hang on his own on the mic if given the chance. Ziggler in my opinion, just hasn't had the chance to cut a decent promo while in a feud, as his last real feud was with Ryder in my opinion. Given the chance, the dude can excel, which leads to the next point.
Ziggler has the ability to get it done in the ring. I think he could put on a great match if given the time and right opponent. Look back to the Rumble. A lot of people said Ziggler showed he couldn't hang with Punk. I disagree. I think the focus was way more on Johnny A and Punk than Punk and Ziggler. If Punk and Ziggler had been the focus, and had they been given 15 to 20 minutes to put on a real match with none of that special referee garbage, we would have gotten a 5 star match. Add on top of that, Ziggler sells moves better than most, and you have the makings for some great in ring action.
Now, the topic was Is Ziggler the New Punk. Look at the 4 categories. I think Punk has 3 of the 4. I don't think Punk ever had the "WWE" look, but that is what made him unique. But they share the same thing, and above all else, the love of the IWC. So, the better question is, when Ziggler gets his push and is in the main event scene, will people turn on him like some have turned on Punk? Only time will tell. I look forward to everyone's thoughts and comments!