As wrestling fans we are never satisfied because we wanted WWE to revitalize the roles of wrestling managers. WWE heard our rants and began testing the waters in early 2007 into 2009 with the likes of William Regal and Matt Striker, but no one stuck like Vickie Guerrero. Why? Well take a look at her resume: wife of the late-great WWE Hall of Famer Eddie Guerrero, led WWE Hall of Famer Edge to multiple World titles, former GM of both RAW and SmackDown, and has now formed a stable with what she calls the new wave of tag team wrestling: Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger. That may be a pretty sweet resume and all, but there’s one small issue… Dolph Ziggler has outgrown Vickie Guerrero.
The Show-Off has come a long way since prancing around as a cheerleader. Sure, after his exodus to “OVW, Louisville, Kentucky,” where D-Generation X sent him and the rest of the Spirit Squad, Dolph Ziggler returned with hopes of making a name for himself. But it was Vickie Guerrero who saved Ziggler from the mid-lower cards and took him under her tutelage, which led to a number of championships including both the Intercontinental and United States championships. Oh, yeah… Ziggler was presented with the WWE World championship, but the legitimacy of that reign (if you can call it that) can be debated.
Seeing as WWE does recognize Ziggler’s title reign, Vickie has done a fantastic job of letting people see who Dolph Ziggler is. Which is great but there’s an old business-relationship adage that goes something like, “What has she done for me lately?”
Dolph Ziggler lost the United States title to Zack Ryder back in November; he hasn’t been in the WWE championship picture since January; and he’s had an unsuccessful go-ahead at the WWE Tag Team championships.
Dolph Ziggler has to start asking himself, “Do I still need Vickie?”
Even Stone Cold Steve Austin, when he last hosted Monday Night Raw advised Ziggler to drop Vickie. But what does he know, right? He only showed up to WWE with the biggest crap gimmick as the Ring Master to “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase before dropping him and becoming the beer guzzling, Texas Rattlesnake.
Dolph Ziggler has the skill set, he has the look, he has the charisma, and, as seen on Ryder’s internet show, his promo skills are on point. So the fact that Dolph Ziggler is still taking sick bumps for an unsuccessful tag team just says that he isn’t confident enough in his own abilities to go out on his own.
In the words of Ziggler, “I’m so damn sick of being so damn sick… later marks!”
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