At one time, Dolph Ziggler was one of the most over superstars on the WWE roster.
Fans were clamoring for Ziggler to get the opportunities we all knew he had earned. But ever since he turned heel just over a year ago, fans seemingly have given up on the showoff. He attempted a character reboot, but nobody cared.
They put the United States Championship on Ziggler for a day, but nobody cared. He came back at the Royal Rumble and had one of the worst returns of all time, and nobody cared. Now with his recent attempt at tag teaming, will Drew McIntyre be what Dolph Ziggler needs?
If I had posed this question a few years ago, nobody would have read another one of my articles. Before Drew McIntyre was let go by WWE on June 12, 2014, he had what many would consider an “interesting” first run in the company. He started as the ‘Chosen One’ and captured the Intercontinental Championship, and later the Tag Team Championships with Cody Rhodes.
He then fell off the edge and was apart of 3MB with Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal, pre-‘Hard Bod Mahal’! He then was fired and went to the indie scene where he recaptured his popularity. He would return to NXT in April of 2017.
Drew McIntyre is good, plain and simple! His work in NXT was incredibly entertaining, even though his NXT Championship reign was cut short due to a bicep injury. His debut on Monday Night Raw during the Superstar Shake Up was a huge shocker, especially since he was turning heel and teaming with Dolph Ziggler. As much as I had wanted McIntyre to remain a baby face, his recent work on the mic and in the ring on Raw has changed my mind.
The guy is a fantastic heel worker.
Dolph Ziggler, unfortunately in my opinion, is not a great heel worker. So to answer the question I posed earlier, I do believe McIntyre will be good for Ziggler.
However, what can’t happen is Dolph Ziggler overshadowing McIntyre. This needs to be a push for Drew with Dolph backing him up, not the other way around. Ziggler is clearly not as popular as he once was, and quite frankly, it seems fans are simply fed up with him. So the pairing with Drew McIntyre should be good… for both of them.
Drew McIntyre has a fine future in this company, or at least he should. WWE Hall of Famer, Edge on his podcast called “E & C’s Pod of Awesomeness” praised McIntyre for his promo work mentioning how what he talks about feels real and heartfelt. McIntyre will help Ziggler get back on the WWE Universe’s radar, and I have no problem with that, as long as they do it right. Don’t waste this opportunity WWE, I’m begging you. The Scotsman can work; just give him the proper chance!
By: Patrick Gallagher
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