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Dolph Ziggler's Reevaluation (2015)

His name is Dolph Ziggler and Cageside Seats readers have reported back on what they love and loathe about the former Intercontinental Champion. Here's the full evaluation.

What you loved:

  1. Face Work - Really settled in as one of the WWE's top good guys. Extremely likeable, and easy to cheer on during matches.
  2. Mic Improvement - Getting much more comfortable cutting promos, this was a must since he was finally on his own, no stable or managers anymore.
  3. Gimmick - A brash, rebellious guy, that is now incredibly over with crowds. It took awhile, but in 2014 he found a style that should work for a long time.
  4. Survivor Series - Booked like a monster, he overcame the odds -- beating Kane, Harper, and Rollins -- to be the sole survivor for his team.
  5. IC Title - Won the title three times in 2014, even with the back and forth booking, he was the best IC champ last year.

Best comment comes via The ShockMaster:

"I was skeptical of how he’d be as a face at first, but his in-ring style has always been perfect for it and his cocky, snarky charisma translated because he’s so damned earnest about everything. The man can bump, and sells as well as anyone since Curt Hennig. He was booked perfectly at Survivor Series, and he still carries momentum from that despite how many balls have been dropped since (jumping the gun on bringing back the Authority, his Rumble booking)."


What you loathed:

  1. Weak Offense - This was on the list last year, and not much has changed. He unfortunately still doesn't look too strong when it's time for the big comeback.
  2. Booking - There are days when he looks like the top guy in the company, and days when he looks like Heath Slater. Will this ever even out for him?
  3. Selling -  It's amazing, but at the same time we worry about his future. Hopefully he doesn't push the envelope so much for his whole career.
  4. Zig Zag - One of the weakest finishers in the WWE. Some of you wouldn't mind it as a setup for a new finisher.
  5. Mic - While it has improved, still considered a weakness of his. Wouldn't be surprised if this was gone next time.

Best comment comes via The Bong from Tamland:

"Weak offense: This really hurts him because he knows how to take a beating but when the time comes for him to make his comeback, his offense looks weak and he almost always has to rely on his finishers and signature spots (repeatedly) to win."

On to the poll! With 531 votes, Dolph Ziggler's average score is 4.5, last year he received a 4.2.

Thanks, Cagesiders! Tomorrow's pick is looking to get the band back together.

Until then!

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