Monday, August 18, 2014

Brock's Win Could Benefit Dolph Ziggler

The new champ
Photo courtesy: WWE

By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents

This is certainly not an original thought on my part, but with Brock Lesnar's big win over John Cena at SummerSlam, other champions on the roster now have a chance to step into the spotlight.  I'm basing that on the assumption that Lesnar will remain a part time player in the months to come.  I don't have a problem with that, as I remember growing up, title defenses and appearances on TV by Hulk Hogan were few and far between.

Now if Lesnar maintains his "part time" status like I think he will, this is a great opportunity for others to step up and shine.  I'm looking at U.S. Champion Sheamus and the new Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler specifically.  I'll be curious to see if Lesnar will defend the WWE World Title at Night of Champions in five weeks.  

The WWE Creative team can put the focus on the secondary titles in the meantime.  I think both belts have been lost in the shuffle for way too long now.  Sheamus has been paired with Rob Van Dam recently on Main Event.  And look at how long Dean Ambrose held the U.S. Title without defending it.  I'm always optimistic when a new champ is crowned, thinking the focus will be put back on the title.  I'm hopeful that this time it will happen, especially with Dolph.

New champion, too!
Photo courtesy: WWE
I've always been a fan of Ziggler, and think he was short changed with the World Title run in 2013.  While he may never reach the very top of the mountain ever again, I think he's got a unique opportunity now to be the go to guy, if WWE gets on board with putting an emphasis back on the IC and U.S. Titles.  The fans clearly are behind Ziggler, and maybe now WWE will be too.  I'm also not opposed to a unification match between the IC and U.S. titles, although under the current circumstances, I don't think it's necessary.

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