Justin Barr



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.
FTJ ( Josh Grant )
Once he actually wins the WWE title or World Title and has the " The Boyhood dream has come true" moment then yes it is safe to say he would be the closest to a young ( Kliq ) HBK than anyone on the roster. But Dolph is not Shawn Michaels and never will be. He will be Dolph Ziggler and should be com...
  • June 14, 2012
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nathan orange
he did win the world title already it was just a joke cause what he hold for a week!
  • June 14, 2012
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FTJ ( Josh Grant )
I forgot to add this. CM Punk is CM Punk, the only comparison I see between him and Austin is the anti - WWE stance both of them have taken over their careers. Stone Cold will never be recreated. Punk is Punk. The way to decide who is more like who is by looking at which guys trained Cena, Ziggler, ...
  • June 14, 2012
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Angela Arnold
Punk is no where near Austin, the dude cut one promo and everyone thinks he's somebody. He's just a guy that needs to actually shut up sometimes, Punk gets hyped up and thinks that its ok to say certain things.
  • June 15, 2012
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Angela Arnold
oh i also forgot to add, i ALWAYS say this but people should focus on Dolph Ziggler becoming the FIRST Dolph Ziggler not someone else. Yes its a honor to get compared to someone like Michaels but you don't always want that you want a identity of your own.
  • June 15, 2012
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Justin Barr
Angela sry to say this, but Punk is the next best thing close to Austin. That promo he cut last year was not only great for him but also for the WWE. I mean it was just like last nights Impact, the three men at the end made everyone want to come back and watch and the promo put some life back into W...
  • June 15, 2012
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FTJ ( Josh Grant )
For the record, CM Punk has done a lot more than the now infamous promo last summer. And to, CM Punk is CM Punk and has EARNED everything he has gotten. It's the anti-WWE, boss vs employee storyline that makes them similar. Outside of what I mentioned above CM Punk is more of the out spoken HBK fro...
  • June 15, 2012
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Angela Arnold
Well you guys have your opinions and i have mines and im going to stick to mines and im not hating on punk and i don't watch tngay so i have no idea what you're talking about.
  • June 15, 2012
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Dave Edge
I compared the start of their careers, I said Ziggler's heel solo career could be heading in the same direction as Michaels at the start of his. I would not compare a 6 year star to 25 year veteran
  • June 16, 2012
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