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Original Plans for Dolph Ziggler & Ric Flair Nixed, Backstage Feeling on Monday's Raw

Original Plans for Dolph Ziggler & Ric Flair Nixed, Backstage Feeling on Monday's Raw

Posted on January 24, 2013 by
- There was a lot of backstage talk about Monday's RAW this week. It was acknowledged that the promos by CM Punk, Paul Heyman and The Rock were all very good to build up the Royal Rumble but besides that, the feeling was that the show sucked. As noted, lots of people were talking about how bad John Cena's promo was.

- The current storyline where The Miz is being pushed as the "next Ric Flair" was originally earmarked for Dolph Ziggler. With Ziggler, the idea was going to be more of Flair being his manager but Ziggler was going to be given the Figure Four and doing the same gimmick Miz is doing as a babyface.

Regarding turning Ziggler babyface, it looks like those plans have been put on hold for the time being.

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Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
SweetStunnerPain(SSP)
Good because I think Ziggler would have been outshines by Flair. Best way, IMO, to get someone over is to allow the fans to like him naturally...not try and use superstars to vouch for them (ex. Cena giving up his title shot and giving it to Ryback then start chanting feed me more)
  • January 24, 2013
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Ryan Montgomery
ziggler wouldve been better then the miz...ryback was getting over before cena promoted him
  • January 24, 2013
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Pumbaa Zekunt
Even though I think they are wasting Flair by using him with the Miz, it's still better than wasting him on Ziggler...
  • January 24, 2013
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JAYBONE
Hey lets be thankful....couldve been Cena for crying out loud. That segment at the Slammy's was horrible.
  • January 24, 2013
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Pumbaa Zekunt
Cena getting Flair's rub would suck, but it could turn him heel... Which most of us have been waiting for years for...
  • January 24, 2013
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JAYBONE
LOL....true
  • January 24, 2013
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Nijaz Nc Cecunjanin
Ziggler would've been a better choice!
  • January 24, 2013
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Timothy Givens
this is to go show wwe not trusting ziggler as a main guy by switching it to miz
  • January 24, 2013
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Pumbaa Zekunt
I hope you are right Timothy and they make Ziggler lose the briefcase to someone worthy of a main event slot...
  • January 24, 2013
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Antoine Dickens
Ziggler has proven he's worthy of being in that main event slot! His mic work has been pretty good and he's a very good in the ring. It would've been nice to see them do a work where Miz v Ziggler and Flair turns on Miz to join Ziggler but minus AJ and Big E.
  • January 24, 2013
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Adam Troy Brown
Ziggler is definitely worthy of a title shot. Probably way more than Miz is right now. Ziggler is really awesome on the mic, he totally sells his opponents(maybe even oversells it like Mr. Perfect used to) and he is a natural in the ring. WWE obviously has no idea what they want to do other than ...
  • January 24, 2013
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CMK17
Dolph Ziggler's selling isn't UBER amazing like everyone says. He'll be amazing if he can properly sell a Stunner.
  • January 24, 2013
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Adam Troy Brown
He is probably one of the best sellers in the company right now on the main roster. And what is the likelihood of him and Austin ever crossing paths?
  • January 24, 2013
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Ryan Montgomery
i dont get what selling a stunner has to do with anything..if you want to put it that way, the rock cant sell a gts or a beat down
  • January 24, 2013
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Adam Troy Brown
Well hopefully he will be selling it this weekend
  • January 24, 2013
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Angela Arnold
They should have went with Zig cause Miz can't wrestle or do the F4 for shit! It looks so horrible when he does it. I would be ashamed if I was flair.
  • January 24, 2013
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angeric rivers
really im surprised the guys in the back spoke up against cena, that promo was VERY bad
  • January 24, 2013
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Pumbaa Zekunt
nahahahahahaha Ziggler amazing on the mic... Please excuse me while I pick my ass off the floor I laughed just a bit too hard then....

If he was any good he wouldn't of been stuck with Vicki or been passed on to Vicki 2.0 to get his heat for him...

Then there's the over selling... He makes the moves l...
  • January 25, 2013
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relent
Think Pumbaa hates too much on the guys most people think are on the cusp of getting big, and will probably say the same when guys you like start getting more popular. I do agree though that Ziggler oversells and it shouldn't be praised like people online tend to think and think the Vicki point is ...
  • January 25, 2013
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Hard Ace
I'm kinda glad that Ziggler isn't going to be managed by Flair; though truth, when I look at Ziggler and AJ, I kind of see a young Shawn Michaels with the late and great Sherri Martel and I think in long term, it may work for both Dolph and AJ.

Miz I think needs that help, especially coming from some...
  • January 25, 2013
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Pumbaa Zekunt
lol relent...

Sandow should be the future top heel of the WWE... He can talk, his offence is there and believable and the guy can sell well enough... He's got the entire package, which is what is needed in the main event... Sure people like Cena and Hardy don't either, but that doesn't mean we need ...
  • January 25, 2013
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CMK17
Lol, my point is that if you can sell the Stunner right, then you are truly good at selling, lol Wink
  • January 25, 2013
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Pumbaa Zekunt
Stunners are piss easy to take and sell right, you just have to follow the rebounds momentum... Over selling them correctly though... Now that's hard... only the Rock has managed to do that well...
  • January 25, 2013
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CMK17
JBL has done a pretty good job. Shane McMahon also had a solid oversell.
  • January 25, 2013
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