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Mick Foley believes Dolph Ziggler may of had an 'Austin 3:16' moment

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Long before Mick Foley was the general manager of Raw, the Hardcore Legend was dishing out his thoughts on the product in weekly posts on his Facebook page, and they haven't stopped now he is an on-screen talent.

One of the most endearing things about Foley is the fact that he is a fan at heart. The fact that he holds so much knowledge about the industry certainly adds some weight to his words, but the passion in which he talks about the business makes his words so much more potent.

His most recent post has shown he is not just concerned with Monday Night Raw either. The 51-year-old spoke glowingly about Smackdown Live superstar Dolph Ziggler, who is the number one contender for Dean Ambrose's WWE World Heavyweight title.

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The duo will face off for the strap at SummerSlam this Sunday, but Foley thinks Ziggler's work in the build-up to their clash will truly help him turn a corner.

AN AUSTIN 3:16 MOMENT

"Where the heck did that guy come from – and can he show up at SummerSlam? on Sunday? DAMN, that was a GREAT promo by Ziggler last night on SmackDownLIVE? - a possible career-changing moment; reminiscent to me of Steve Austin's game changing promo in June, 1996. Suddenly, I no longer cared how many matches Ziggler has lost in the past; to me, he was a brand-new guy out there...a brand new guy who could walk home with a little gold around his waist on Sunday night. Let me know what you think."

Wow, an Austin 3:16 moment? That's certainly lightening in a bottle, but Ziggler will only be able to capitalise on the momentum if he walks out of SummerSlam with the title.

His promos have been more passionate than ever and the superkick to end his little back and fourth with Ambrose this past week was a nice, progressive touch.

Ultimately, it goes back to whether the WWE believe The Showoff can be a big draw or not. Otherwise, he is destined to just be a mighty fine hand in the ring.

What do you think? Is Ziggler a main event attraction? Sound off below.

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