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SotI Battle of the Week/Year/Whatever: Dolph Ziggler vs Rick Rude

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Re: SotI Battle of the Week/Year/Whatever: Dolph Ziggler vs Rick Rude
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2018, 08:44:13 PM »
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Re: SotI Battle of the Week/Year/Whatever: Dolph Ziggler vs Rick Rude
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2018, 09:08:48 PM »

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Re: SotI Battle of the Week/Year/Whatever: Dolph Ziggler vs Rick Rude
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2018, 12:24:48 AM »
Srsly, what fat, out of shape HC sweathog is going to vote for Zigger over Rude?!?

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Re: SotI Battle of the Week/Year/Whatever: Dolph Ziggler vs Rick Rude
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2018, 08:42:52 AM »
Y'know, on old WWE VHS's they would have these fan matches where some dumb kid would always pick Tugboat vs Dino Bravo or something like that. One night I wondered whatever to that little dip.

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Re: SotI Battle of the Week/Year/Whatever: Dolph Ziggler vs Rick Rude
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2018, 12:18:45 PM »
Hey, I'm not the one who voted for him
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Re: SotI Battle of the Week/Year/Whatever: Dolph Ziggler vs Rick Rude
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2018, 02:51:02 PM »
Holy SHIT, someone did vote for Ziggler!!!! :o

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Re: SotI Battle of the Week/Year/Whatever: Dolph Ziggler vs Rick Rude
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2018, 05:32:09 PM »
Honestly, it shouldn't be a stomp anyway. Dolph has beaten some pretty impressive opponents, and unlike Rude (and so many other of my favorite wrestlers; Arn, Barry Windham, etc) he actually made it to the top multiple times
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Re: SotI Battle of the Week/Year/Whatever: Dolph Ziggler vs Rick Rude
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2018, 05:32:50 PM »
That said, I fucking hate Ziggler and always have, so I don't really care
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Re: SotI Battle of the Week/Year/Whatever: Dolph Ziggler vs Rick Rude
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2018, 07:35:26 PM »
Honestly, it shouldn't be a stomp anyway. Dolph has beaten some pretty impressive opponents, and unlike Rude (and so many other of my favorite wrestlers; Arn, Barry Windham, etc) he actually made it to the top multiple times

gotta consider the times too.

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Re: SotI Battle of the Week/Year/Whatever: Dolph Ziggler vs Rick Rude
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2018, 07:56:08 PM »
That said, I fucking hate Ziggler and always have, so I don't really care
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Re: SotI Battle of the Week/Year/Whatever: Dolph Ziggler vs Rick Rude
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2018, 09:29:59 PM »
And that's what sad. I mean, it's not really Ziggler's fault. Remember when he was the sole survivor that got rid of the Authority...for about two weeks? That could have lead to something. Instead, he's back to being a jobber.

How about when the Miz called him a loser and Ziggler defeated him to regain his confidence? Nothing?

Heck, he even won the US belt, dumped it, and came back a few weeks later with no mention.

The WWE booking has probably hurt Ziggler more than any other wrestler not named Roman Reigns.

He honestly could have been the next Shawn Michaels but WWE is like WCW was: you have a spot and you cannot advance beyond that spot. Not matter how good you are in the ring, on the mic, or popular with the fans. For a more recent example: Rusev.

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Re: SotI Battle of the Week/Year/Whatever: Dolph Ziggler vs Rick Rude
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2018, 02:07:18 PM »
This goes back a while too, before even the Authority stuff.

There was a point when Ziggler was white hot and it was absolutely the time to put the strap on him, but they waited way too long. It reminded me alot of like when TNA had the opportunity to put the belt on Joe and just waited waaaaay too long.

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Re: SotI Battle of the Week/Year/Whatever: Dolph Ziggler vs Rick Rude
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2018, 09:54:10 AM »
100% of Dolph’s problems are booking based (with maybe a slight helper being when he feels underutilized, he seems to stop caring). But Dolph at the height of his popularity was IMMENSELY popular. And he is a multi time world champ. If he hadn’t been booked like garbage every time the fans were dying to see him sent to the moon, he would be enormous.

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Re: SotI Battle of the Week/Year/Whatever: Dolph Ziggler vs Rick Rude
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2018, 09:59:51 AM »
And that's the problem. Now that he's IC champ, and he's been putting on good matches, I can't get behind it because I know the WWE is going to sweep the leg with Dolph eventually.