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    30 Days of: Dolph Ziggler

    30 Days Of:



    Dolph Ziggler


    Been wanting to bring this back for a while now, as I've got the time between my projects. And while I don't have the best record for finishing these things (damn you Shawn Michaels), I wanted to do one about a current wrestler. These things work best when wrestlers have good and bad, and Ziggler is a guy that I immediately think of as the wrestler I least like to watch at the moment. He's also a wrestler that I've at one point or another considered in the top 5 of the entire company. This brief look at Dolph aims to answer the questions: was Dolph really any good? Is Dolph still good? And if he's not, when did it all start to go wrong for him? Will my opinions of Dolph, past or present, change from the next 30 days?

    I've got some spaces in the list still so any suggestions would be welcome!

    Match number 1 coming up later today.


    Day 1: vs. Sami Zayn - WWE SmackDown, 13th February 2018
    Day 2: vs. Zack Ryder - WWE TLC 2011
    Day 3: w/ Spirit Squad vs. D-Generation X - WWE Vengeance 2006
    Day 4: vs. The Miz - WWE Backlash 2016
    Day 5: vs. Sheamus - WWE Extreme Rules 2015
    BONUS: vs. Sheamus - WWE SmackDown, 22nd June 2012

    Day 6: vs. Baron Corbin - WWE Money in the Bank 2016
    Day 7: vs. The Great Khali - WWE The Bash 2009
    Day 8: vs. AJ Styles - WWE SmackDown, 23rd August 2016
    Day 9: vs. Christian vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Damien Sandow vs. Santino Marella vs. Sin Cara vs. Tensai vs. Tyson Kidd - WWE Money in the Bank 2012
    Day 10: vs. Daniel Bryan - WWE Bragging Rights 2010
    BONUS: vs. Daniel Bryan - WWE Raw, 30th March 2015

    Day 11: vs. Kofi Kingston - WWE SmackDown, 3rd August 2010
    Day 12: vs. King Barrett vs. Mark Henry vs. R-Truth vs. Ryback vs. Sheamus - WWE Elimination Chamber 2015
    Day 13: vs. CM Punk - WWE Raw, 21st November 2011
    Day 14: vs. Rey Mysterio - WWE Summerslam 2009
    Day 15: vs. Dean Ambrose - WWE Summerslam 2016
    BONUS: vs. AJ Styles vs. Apollo Crews vs. Baron Corbin vs. Bray Wyatt vs. John Cena - WWE SmackDown, 26th July 2016

    Day 16: vs. Luke Harper - WWE Tables, Ladders, Chairs & Stairs 2014
    Day 17: vs. Cesaro vs. Tyson Kidd - WWE SmackDown, 14th November 2014
    Day 18: vs. Baron Corbin vs. Bobby Roode - WWE Clash of Champions 2017
    Day 19: vs. AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin - WWE SmackDown, 27th December 2016
    Day 20: vs. Seth Rollins - WWE Extreme Rules 2018
    BONUS: w/ Drew McIntyre vs. Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins - WWE Hell in a Cell 2018

    Day 21: vs. Rusev - WWE Summerslam 2015
    Day 22: vs. Triple H - WWE Raw, 14th March 2016
    Day 23: w/ Big E vs. Daniel Bryan & Kane - WWE Wrestlemania 29
    Day 24: vs. Chris Jericho - WWE Summerslam 2012
    Day 25: w/ Big Show, Erick Rowan, John Cena & Ryback vs. Kane, Luke Harper, Mark Henry, Rusev & Seth Rollings - WWE Survivor Series 2014
    BONUS: vs. Kaval - WWE Survivor Series 2010

    Day 26: vs. Shinsuke Nakamura - WWE Backlash 2017
    Day 27: vs. Edge - WWE Royal Rumble 2011
    Day 28: vs. John Cena - WWE TLC 2012
    Day 29: vs. The Miz - WWE No Mery 2016
    Day 30: vs. Alberto Del Rio - WWE Payback 2013
    BONUS: vs. Alberto Del Rio - WWE Raw, 8th April 2013
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    Re: 30 Days of: Dolph Ziggler

    Well this should be fun

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    Re: 30 Days of: Dolph Ziggler

    If you didn't complete the Michaels 30 days, I don't know how you're gonna complete this one

    What'll be most interesting is if the current day malaise for Ziggler effects how you rate matches of his you used to love.

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    Re: 30 Days of: Dolph Ziggler

    I think the big struggle with this one is gonna be the lack of variety. The caddy & Spirit Squad days weren't that long or notable, and he's been in WWE the entire time as well.

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    Re: 30 Days of: Dolph Ziggler

    It’s your funeral.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaiZ-R View Post
    What the fuck is happening to you guys? I once got a blowjob where she used her teeth a little bit too much and I ended up with a bloody dick, I still enjoyed the blowjob up to the point I started bleeding. I can honestly say that I have never had anything I would call a bad blowjob, that wasn't a great experience but up until I started gushing blood I was having a great time!
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    Re: 30 Days of: Dolph Ziggler

    Should be able to fit in 30 attires though
    I have a plan so cunning......

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    Re: 30 Days of: Dolph Ziggler

    I sure do hope that his tag match with Snooki and Trish against Laycool and John Morrison is in there....

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    Re: 30 Days of: Dolph Ziggler

    Quote Originally Posted by epo View Post
    I sure do hope that his tag match with Snooki and Trish against Laycool and John Morrison is in there....
    Haha, as much as I like Snookimania, I don't think Dolph hits a single move in that match!

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    Re: 30 Days of: Dolph Ziggler

    Very intrigued to see this. I was a massive Ziggler fan boy back in the day and was an advocate of him getting a far bigger push. Looking forward t your reviews as always Shock.
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    Re: 30 Days of: Dolph Ziggler

    I have a weird request:

    The Kiss Me Arse match with Sheamus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaiZ-R View Post
    What the fuck is happening to you guys? I once got a blowjob where she used her teeth a little bit too much and I ended up with a bloody dick, I still enjoyed the blowjob up to the point I started bleeding. I can honestly say that I have never had anything I would call a bad blowjob, that wasn't a great experience but up until I started gushing blood I was having a great time!
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    Re: 30 Days of: Dolph Ziggler

    Wondering how many matches of Ziggler vs Kofi we'll get on this. Felt like they wrestled each other for about two years straight at one point.
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    Re: 30 Days of: Dolph Ziggler

    Quote Originally Posted by Tennessee Nicky View Post
    I have a weird request:

    The Kiss Me Arse match with Sheamus.
    Ah yes, that classic where Sheamus literally says "you're gonna' kiss me arse fella" in the middle of the match.

    I'm actually looking forward to this since it'll allow me an entire month to spew Ziggler hate.


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    Re: 30 Days of: Dolph Ziggler

    Shock why are you doing this to yourself?


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    Re: 30 Days of: Dolph Ziggler

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zAZ4j7mQvU

    Day 1:

    Dolph Ziggler vs. Sami Zayn – WWE SmackDown, 13th February 2018

    So I decided to start off with a 2018 match given I said that Ziggler was my worst wrestler of the year. But then again, I don’t watch the TV matches usually so I was looking through a list of Ziggler’s matches and saw a decent length match with one of my favourites, Sami Zayn, that got fairly good reviews. So let’s go with that to kick it off, me watching this for the first time.

    Ziggler comes into the match with an injured neck following an attack by Zayn and Owens earlier in the night, but if Ziggler can win this match he’ll get into the Fastlane main event. Early going sees Zayn using the rope breaks to frustrate Ziggler, until Dolph loses it and smacks Zayn right in the face. Zayn’s such a douchebag in this match, constantly taunting Ziggler and using every trick with the ropes to stay in control. The crowd isn’t into the match too much in the early going - possibly due to Ziggler’s all time awful entrance with the record scratch, and people not caring too much about him. The booking of his character since he won the US Title was ... bizarre to say the least. It's like they wrote out the plan of a half decent story: Ziggler walks out on the WWE but he's tempted back by the fact that he never main evented Wrestlemania. It sounds like a fine story until someone realised they were writing it about Dolph Ziggler, and Dolph Ziggler sucks, so they scrapped it. And they threw the US Title win in there too to further compound the horrible mess that has been Dolph Ziggler's career.

    Zayn’s heel mannerisms are really good here, he comes across as such an obnoxious ass. The crowd gets back into the match after the Fameasser, which I think must be one of the most bizarre moves in wrestling because it always gets a pop and a near fall from the crowd. Even though it never wins him any matches. From there they do a sequence of a few good near falls.

    This was okay, but I would attest that almost entirely to Zayn and his personality. Ziggler just kind of did what he seems to do every match that I see him in these days: bump hard, sell like death even when it’s not necessary, and hit big desperation moves. The neck injury I guess gave him a reason to sell like death but Zayn’s offence didn’t feel significant enough to justify it. He reigned in his ping-pong ball bumping which was better, he didn’t spam any moves, and he definitely seemed more energised and into the match than usual which made this worth the watch. A good TV main event.


    ***1/4


    Tomorrow, a feel good title win.

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    Re: 30 Days of: Dolph Ziggler

    Ah yes, Ziggler's most recent gimmick of "I'm back but I'm not entirely sure why" which is, amazingly, still better than his previous one of "I'm the best wrestler here who inevitably has the worst matches on the card" with a side of "I'm going to insult gimmick entrances by coming out to same gimmick entrances".

    I'd also like to point out how awful Dolph's DDT spot is in that (and basically any other) match. It's so utterly unbelievable that I always feel bad for the poor sap that has to sell it. Zayn did his best in what I'd say is, at best, a fairly fun match.

    If tomorrow's is what I think it is I unfortunately won't have much in the way of negative thoughts.


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    Re: 30 Days of: Dolph Ziggler

    Who hurt you Shock?

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    Re: 30 Days of: Dolph Ziggler

    In regards to Dolph, I've always enjoyed the perfect placement of the sign here...



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    Re: 30 Days of: Dolph Ziggler

    The last time internet turned o Ziggler was after the debut match of Nakamura. The match was very bad and Ziggler took the blame instead of Shinsuke for the terrbile performance. However, he always finds a way to redeem himself and come back strong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfs Rain View Post
    The last time internet turned o Ziggler was after the debut match of Nakamura. The match was very bad and Ziggler took the blame instead of Shinsuke for the terrbile performance. However, he always finds a way to redeem himself and come back strong.
    Oh yes, particularly like how he came back strong from that with one of the worst gimmicks ever which led to instant fan indifference.

    I've got news for you, the internet turned on Ziggler years ago because they realized he was never going to be the guy, or they finally noticed he's not that good or they just stopped caring. I'd argue the final straw for him came when they did nothing to capitalize on the huge momentum he had after Survivor Series 2014.


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    Re: 30 Days of: Dolph Ziggler

    Quote Originally Posted by Fuji Vice View Post
    Ah yes, Ziggler's most recent gimmick of "I'm back but I'm not entirely sure why" which is, amazingly, still better than his previous one of "I'm the best wrestler here who inevitably has the worst matches on the card" with a side of "I'm going to insult gimmick entrances by coming out to same gimmick entrances".

    I'd also like to point out how awful Dolph's DDT spot is in that (and basically any other) match. It's so utterly unbelievable that I always feel bad for the poor sap that has to sell it. Zayn did his best in what I'd say is, at best, a fairly fun match.

    If tomorrow's is what I think it is I unfortunately won't have much in the way of negative thoughts.
    Probably issue number one with Ziggler that all of his moves are sort of too choreographed and their done every fucking match.
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