Dolph Ziggler has proven to be one of the best talents that the WWE has on their roster today, and he's greatly underutilized.
Over his time with the company Ziggler has established himself as one of the best workers on the roster, an excellent promo cutter, and gives nothing less than his best each and every time he is in the squared circle.
Instead of having good singles runs or United States Title reigns, Ziggler is instead used to put over NXT call-ups such as Shinsuke Nakamura and Bobby Roode. Earlier this month Ziggler pulled off a huge upset at Night Of Champions by winning the United States Championship.
Several weeks prior to this Ziggler had voiced his frustrations with the company on E&C's Pod Of Awesomeness, saying he's irked by playing the role of just 'a good hand' and has the "curse of the worker."
Former WWE Tag Team Champion Bubba Ray Dudley (also known as Bully Ray) took to Busted Open Radio to comment on this term, and Ziggler's status in WWE.
Ultimately Ray thinks Ziggler would be better off leaving WWE in favor of promotions such as House Of Hardcore or Ring Of Honor (quotes via Wrestling Inc.):
"It's the truth. You never want to have that stigma," said Bubba Ray. "You never wanna be known as, 'He's a good little worker.'
"Because when you are a good little worker, the 'curse of the worker,' that's the role that you fit in. A boss looks at you as, 'Ok. He's the guy that I can put in any role at any given time.
"And since there aren't a lot of guys like that, you get put in a weird spot. That spot is, your gonna make a very, very good living, we're gonna keep you around for a long time, but you're never gonna be 'the guy.'
"Maybe, every once in a while, we'll shuffle you up to the main event, but it's only gonna be for a cup of coffee and a biscuit, and then we're gonna double park you back on the back burner for when we need you again.
"And that is what Dolph Ziggler has been going through for a long time.
"Dolph Ziggler in a place like House of Hardcore would be amazing," said Bubba Ray.
"I would love to see Dolph in a House of Hardcore, my second choice would be a Ring of Honor, but I definitely think once he gets out there, and allowed to be the version of Dolph Ziggler that he knows he can be, and the version that we've seen glimpses up in the past, [he'll do well]."
"He's still going out there and trying to steal the show every night, so he's still passionate about it. He's just so unhappy. He's stuck in a perpetual state of mediocrity.
"He's in what I like to call wrestling quicksand: every single time you try to get out, you get sucked back down lower. And after a while, man does that get frustrating."
What are your thoughts on Ray's comments suggesting that Ziggler needs to leave WWE to revitalize his professional wrestling career? Do you think that a move away from WWE would be the best move for Ziggler at this point in his career? Or will he ultimately decided to stay with WWE and continue doing what he has been doing for the past several years? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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