Like most wrestling fans, I was reminded of Bret Hart and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin's submission match at Wrestlemania 13 when Alberto Del Rio viciously attacked a concussed Dolph Ziggler last night at Payback. Will this double turn propel Ziggy the way that Austin was propelled in 1997? No. It will not. For that to happen, he would have to be over in more than three cities. Del Rio is also struggling to connect with fans. In fact, he's almost "under." No one gives a fuck about him, and I'd be surprised if he was still on WWE's roster by this time next year. A harsh prediction? Maybe. Look, he's undeniably talented in the ring, but he doesn't have intangible oomph.
Ziggler still has potential, but if he's going to be the next breakout star, he needs to hit the ground running. Tonight. His on-screen girlfriend was finally given a chance to showcase her wrestling skills against Kaitlyn. From the second she debuted on NXT, I knew that A.J. would go far. As far as Kaitlyn is concerned, the jury is still hemming and hawing. But it's a hung jury! GET IT? The Shield is starting to lose steam, so something major needs to happen there. I could see adding another member, preferably developmental hopeful Paige. A feud between her and A.J. is bound to happen sooner or later.
Can we kill Ryback now? It's not his fault he tanked, but enough is enough. The time has come to take Daniel Bryan to the next level. I know it, you know it, everyone knows it...don't they?
PS-Watch for The Uso's to be put on the fast track. Let's do this, Jean-Paul!
Posted by Dom Coccaro at 7:09 PM