Cue my monthly post-PPV vent session about the mis-use of Ziggler:
Good lord. A few months ago, Dolph was Superkicking Orton at Survivor Series, then beating Cena at TLC. He had all the momentum in the world. I recall a "Ziggler's Better" chant echoing through Philly the night after TLC when he was in the ring with Cena. Instead of the actual strap, they strap him with two forms of access baggage in AJ and Big E, float him along for 2 months with no real storylines, and he's losing great matches every damn night.
Fast forward to last night. Jack Swagger, who hasn't been on TV in months and interesting in years, is set to fight for the WHC at Mania after 3 weeks? Oh and a few hours of aimlessly yelling "we the people" after a promo from his whiskered mouthpiece. God, it pains me to write that. Del Rio vs Swagger, one can't speak English and the other one buthers it (typo on purpose). The worst part, for me, is that the Del Rio vs Swagger match can exist at Mania without the title involved. The anti-immigrant/pro-tradition-American vs. The Mexican Everydayman Savior is a compelling enough story. I would've bet my arms Jericho was winning the Chamber last night, and Ziggler was cashing-in, setting the stage for Mania. Good thing I didn't, I'd be typing this slowly with my toes and in a lot of pain.
At the end of the day, we'll probably get Ziggler vs Jericho. I would imagine they are top candidates to 'steal the show' regardless of what they're fighting for. And I think everyone is right, it only makes sense for the "Showoff" to do so, by cashing in at the biggest show of them all. Even as I type it, I just can't help but feel like Vince is dead on Dolph, and it's just never going to happen.