8. Dolph Ziggler
I wasn’t exactly sure if I should put Dolph Ziggler on this list or not. To be honest, Ziggler would strongly benefit from leaving WWE and wrestling in different promotions. His character is damaged at this point. In the eyes of fans, he’ll always be a mid-carder in the company and that’s not Ziggler’s fault at all.
At this point in his career, I don’t see Vince looking to make him a top star. The WWE fans can use a break from the former Intercontinental champion. As a veteran, Ziggler can go down to NXT and help the newcomers with their in-ring ability.
However, the purpose isn’t for Ziggler to go back to NXT to be a jobber for the hot talent that comes in. This can also be a way for Ziggler to reset his character and showcase why he should be one of the top dogs on the main roster.
Ziggler doesn’t exactly need a character overhaul (but definitely an entrance theme overhaul) but he should be more than just the generic cheating heel he portrays. Sometimes Ziggler is seen as force in the ring – he did beat Seth Rollins and Kurt Angle in one night – and other times we’re told that he’s not on the level of the current top stars in the company.
Booking him to lose Shane McMahon was idiotic, especially for a payoff to a storyline that continues to remain a rumor.