One of the most missed things in the world of professional wrestling currently is the lack of a true second option for workers if things don’t work out for them in the WWE, when WCW was around a worker at least had a choice of where they could go to work if their contract ran out or they were fired for whatever reason from the WWE. (whatculture) The problem with WCW being bought by the WWE is that workers have only one choice anymore, they either sign a contract and stick with WWE, a company that can make them a star, or they give up on that deal and head to the likes of Ring of Honor, TNA, or back to the independent scene, none of which come close the McMahon-Land. (bleacherreport) The WWE has a roster of talent right now that exceeds anything they’ve had in quite some time, some have argued that the in ring ability of the people on the roster currently is even greater than that of the vaunted Attitude Era. (therichest) While many people would see something like this as a very welcome problem to have, it’s become a bit of an issue for the fans and workers alike, some people continually get passed over in favor of others, even when they’re clearly more talented than a major portion of the roster. (wrestlingnewsworld)
One of the most talented workers in the world of professional wrestling today is also one of the most misused men on the WWE roster currently, when it comes to selling in the ring, having all of your movements look fluid and crisp, being believable, over with the fans, and able to work the mic, Dolph Ziggler has it all. (jsonline) The fans understand how great Ziggler is, his “gimmick” is The Show Off, the problem is that it’s not really a gimmick when every match you’re in steals the show, when you’re that good it’s a fact not a character you play. (bleacherreport) This is man who’s survived a terrible male cheerleader gimmick, a man who was given one of the worst names in pro wrestling history, who was originally just showing up backstage shaking hands with workers and saying this ridiculous name, and what did he do with all of this? He took chicken feces and turned it into chicken salad. There’s no way a name like Dolph Ziggler should ever get over, at ANYTHING, especially in wrestling, yet he’s been able to become one of the most popular men on the roster. (bleacherreport) The new joke is that everyone loves Ziggler except management, especially with Ric Flair coming out this week and stating he wants to manage Dolph. (wrestlingnewsworld) Fans are dying for this to happen, with Flair’s close connection to Triple H it would almost certainly mean an elevated role in the company. (wwenews) Luckily for WWE there’s no secondary option for Ziggler, otherwise they would have to worry he may not sign a new contract when his current deal comes up, unfortunately for the workers they’re stuck with WWE or risk fading into obscurity elsewhere. With any luck management will finally get it right and Dolph will get a legitimate main event run at some point in the near future, although I’m skeptical.