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Reworked on Christmasfy
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It's December 1, so I'm breaking out the "Christmas Wish List" blogs again. I'm starting off with Dolph Ziggler, who I had picked as one of 2012's break out stars in last year's year ender blog. I still stand by that thought.
Dolph had a good year. Despite coming up short against CM Punk at the Royal Rumble, Ziggler rebounded well by winning the Money in the Bank match to earn a shot at the World's Heavyweight champion. To date, Ziggler still hasn't cashed in, and after a few months of ups and downs with Chris Jericho and Randy Orton, it looks like Ziggler is back on the upswing.
He was the sole survivor for his team at Survivor Series and even though I had Team Foley picked to win the event, I'm glad to see they went with Ziggler. No doubt he's proven himself time and time again, not only looking good in the ring, but making any opponent look like a million bucks too. Sometimes I think that's become a hindrance to him, but ultimately I believe it'll pay off.
I'm not sure where they're going right now with him and John Cena in his AJ-Vickie Guerrero affair angle, but I certainly hope it wraps up soon and we see Ziggler cash in his briefcase and win. I don't see it happening with Big Show as the champion, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him take advantage of Sheamus, should he win the title back at TLC later this month.
Personally though, my Christmas wish for Dolph Ziggler is this: Keep the briefcase until Wrestlemania. Cash it in and win the world title. Have your Wrestlemania moment. Honestly, I have felt that in recent years there hasn't been that big moment, and I don't know if Dolph cashing in and winning the title would qualify, but I do believe it would give him another boost in his quest for domination in the squared circle. Bottom line, Dolph is one of the best on the roster right now and I think he's more than proven he deserves a run with the gold.