Originally Posted by PsychoBlack
Shawn's not the greatest of all time. Not even top 10.
Now that that's out the way Shawn is MILES ahead of anything that Ziggler has done to this point. Ziggler is a glorified mid carder, and while Shawn isn't exactly my favorite he was a legit star unlike Ziggles who can't get over the hump. He's had multiple chances to be at the top and each time he's failed so until Ziggler finally climbs over that hump it's HBK all day here.
Very arguable when you consider how exciting the Rockers matches were and how important he was to the company all the way up until he blew up and won the title from Bret Hart. Rockers matches were always one of the most exciting on the card. No matter what character Shawn took to he did it very well. Wrestlemania 9 against Tatanka, Summerslam 92 against Martel. When shawn was asked to be an undercarder he was the best at it, and when he was asked to be a main eventer, he was damn near the best at it. To say he isn't top ten is a bolder statement than to say he is. Especially considering his in ring capabilities are pretty much as good or better as his brilliant characters that will always be remembered. HBK, the Rockers, DX. There aren't many wrestlers if any that have done more as far as building characters and showing versatility when it comes to building characters. His in ring work as a Rocker was as Graceful as you will ever see from an American professional Wrestler and it continued for a long, long time.
Back on topic.
Dolph has a waaaays to go. He has to prove that he has the ability to get the crowd 100 percent behind him. One thing I love about Dolph is he sounds like Owen Hart a little bit on the mic. I'm sure he studies Owen tapes. Dolph just seems to be a student of the old school. The way he sells getting punched is almost identical to Mr. Perfect. The royal rumble saves from where he held on to the ropes like Perfect and HBK used to do gave me a nostalgia trip. I see more Perfect in him than HBK except for the Super kick he has been using.
Dolph is not in his prime. He seems on a very similar rode that HBK was on as a heel. The crowd wasn't really sure what to think. They knew they had a star but they also knew that they didn't really like his personality too much. All it is going to take is one great story line, and Dolph to keep improving his Mic and ring work, and he will blow up. Everybody with a keen eye for old school WWE talent can see that Dolph is the next big thing. His vest with the spikes at Royal Rumble was awesome as were his Show Off shorts. It is interesting to me how well WWE is marketing his look compared to how terrible they do with some of the others like 3MB. It makes me think that Dolph has his own say in clothing designs and stuff like that which would be a very good sign for him having good taste.
What people forget is how much better guys like HBK got especially on the MIC. Go watch a Rockers promo. Shawn wasn't terrible but those promos were so much more one dimensional than the ones later in his career. Smart guys in this business have the ability to get better with literally every promo. If you keep learning and working at it, you can make yourself a star (as long as you've got the look/skills)
The ONLY thing about Dolph is he seems to be a better heel than face. Kinda like Owen Hart and Mr Perfect in the way that they are better showing a smerky attitude. Characters like this are rarely faces in the WWE. It is one thing to be a bad ass with a bad attitude and turn face, it is another to be an annoying little Owen Hart like runt and turn face. We will see what happens.