I think it's safe to say that it may very well be Dolph Zigglers time to shine in the WWE. I know he's been given the heavyweight title already but lets face it, that belt is treated like a second-hand title and the WWE knows it. When I say Zigglers time to shine I mean time for him to win "the big one". The WWE seems to be, to say the last, very happy with John Cena has their head honcho. So that's fine, WWE can keep selling T-Shirts to kids but Cena can't be that guy forever. The next guy to get that spot should be Ziggler. Ziggler may not sell as many t-shirts as John Cena, but damn the guy is talented.
So what's the setup you ask? It may seem far away but the proper way to do this in my opinion would be at the next WrestleMania. I would have Dolph Ziggler go over on Cena clean 1-2-3. The WWE has not transitioned past Cena yet and it seems they have no desire to which is a bit odd to me. Vince McMahon always use to be two steps ahead of the game, with his next leader ready to go over on his top guy and switch to a new generation. John Cena to me at this point is like an old shoe, comfortable, still looks good but I'd really like to walk around with something new for a change.
Every now and then a wrestler comes along that makes you sit up and take notice, Ziggler has no doubt done this. I am always very impressed when I watch his matches, he's very talented in most aspects of the wrestling game. I could imagine Ziggler having classic PPV matches with the likes of The Undertaker, Triple H, Brock Lesnar, CM Punk and countless others. I hope the WWE realizes they have a big star on their hands.
For awhile I thought the next guy would be Ryback. That's still a possibility, though he's obviously no Goldberg if he's willing to stay in the game and learn, he can do nothing but get better. Ziggler in my opinion is miles apart from Ryback in the talent category, Ziggler gets "it". Ziggler possesses the in ring talent and charisma necessary to entertain the fans and put on top caliber matches. However I can't help but feel I'm wasting my time thinking this as this idea will never enter the WWE's mind, I wouldn't be surprise if Ziggler was in line for a Cena squash match. If the WWE plays their cards right, Ziggler is their man. Thank you for reading and as always feel free to comment good or bad.