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WWE Needs To Recognize Ziggler Has “IT”

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WWE Needs To Recognize Ziggler Has “IT”

Dolph Ziggler made his TV début in a stable called the Spirit Squad. The Spirit Squad were a group of male cheerleaders who were over-the-top and obnoxious. The wrestlers involved in the group were Kenny, Micky,Mitch, Nicky and Johnny. A number of fans thought the Spirit Squad was a horrible idea, but were despised by the fans and booed in just about every town they went to, so they were doing something right. Even though the stable was getting over, the WWE decided to lower their credibility by humiliating them, losing one-sided matches, and getting beat up by one wrestler in a 5 on 1 fight until they finally disbanded.

Kenny, later known as Kenny Dystrka, was the leader of the Spirit Squad and was supposed to be the one who was going to receive a big heel push after the squad disbanded. That never worked out, however, due to many factors, with the biggest one being his inability to distinguish himself to the audience. He was never over with the fans as ababyface or heel and the crowd wasn’t sure at how to react tohim.

Even though Nicky, now known as Dolph Ziggler, never had an important role in the Spirit Squad, he was able to still remain in the company (which is something none of the other wrestler in the stable were able to do). After the Spirit Squad disbanded in 2006, Ziggler went to OVW for two years until he made his début on Smackdown in 2008. Ziggler worked hard in the ring, on his promos—and, moreimportantly—learned the psychology behind knowing what the crowd wants or doesn’t want.

Ziggler has now divided himself from the rest of the heels in WWE by putting time into developing his character and talking ability to substantial pinnacles. He has also learned the fundamental principles of how to properly work a wrestling match by knowing when and why to do a spot, the realism of psychology, in addition to learning how to blend his athleticism with the fundamentals as well as using his athleticability as an attribution to telling a compelling in-ring story.

The overly gifted wrestlers distinguish themselves on their own no matter how poorly their utilized, and Ziggler has done just that: He’s been able to sustain his heat and credibility in spite of WWE giving little care in the world about him throughout his career. He’s done everything he’s needed to alarm the WWE he’s ready for the main stage, but they’ve never given his an opportunity.

I’m not saying that Ziggler needs to be facing John Cena for the WWE title in3 months, but they need to put him into a program that has effortinvolved in it where he’s able to showcase how much talent he truly has. A lengthy, well-thought out feud with Christian for the US beltis what I’m talking about, or any program that shows off hisability to talk on the mic and wrestle.

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Updated 05-29-2012 at 07:29 PM by Kyle Fitta

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  1. Playboy Stevie V's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by azzh316
    Mark my words: Ziggler will become this generations Ric Flair. I said it first.
    He will be great, if pushed the right way, but there will NEVER be another Ric Flair.
  2. djdylanmanov's Avatar
    I don't know what happened, but I went to reply and instead whipped your comment out.
    Updated 06-01-2012 at 12:54 AM by Kyle Fitta
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