It's easy to pick a WWE Superstar on the current roster and compare them to a Superstar from the past. Big Show and Andre, Cena and Hogan, Punk and Austin. Difficult though, in my opinion, to compare anybody to the Showstopper himself, Shawn Michaels. The true pioneer in WWE history. First Grand Slam Champion, First Coast to Coast Royal Rumble winner and first winner of the now infamous Hell in the Cell. But maybe we now can, Dolph Ziggler.
They were both part of a tag team which was never considered the top team of the time, The Rockers and Ziggler & Swagger. Both had a tag team partner which (albeit unfairly in Jannetty's case) was not necessarily considered to be holding them back, but really wasn't doing their career any good. Dolph Ziggler's solo career could soon be heading in the same direction if it's started as a heel, like Shawn Michaels.
A seemingly forgotten promo from HBK from the 1992 Royal Rumble is an example of HBK's show off persona, stating that the WWE can finally see what Shawn Michaels "has seen all along" that Shawn was the best wrestler in WWE. The same show off persona that "The Show Off" Dolph Ziggler has.
Also, who could forget that the WWE Hall Of Famer was managed by fellow Hall of Famer Sensational Sherri, a heel manager who propelled the career of any superstar she took under her wing. Dolph Ziggler's future HOF career can only excel in my opinion, under the guidance of another female heel manager, Vickie Guerrero.
Finally, the finishing moves. HBK's Sweet Chin Music could be performed to any opponent at any time. A problem that Undertaker had for many years was that his opponents were too big to perform the Tombstone to. A problem which Ziggler does not have. The Zig Zag is an effective finishing move that can put down any opponent in an instance, as Chiristian found out on RAW this week, which gave Ziggler his moment in the main event worthy of Mr Wrestlemania himself.