It’s only been less than two weeks, and WWE programming is on a holiday hiatus but I’m already sick of AJ Lee dating Dolph Ziggler accompanied by their NXT bodyguard Big E Langston. Before you start throwing virtual fruit at me and never read another thing I write here me out. Dolph Ziggler, AJ Lee and Big E Langston do not need each other, it’s just lazy, can’t wait for a week vacation booking and you the WWE Universe should be up in arms with me as well.
Every single one of Dolph Ziggler’s fans, myself included, couldn’t wait for the WWE and Dolph to drop his mouth piece/Manager Vickie Guerrero. Ziggler rose to his current status with fans with his willing to take the biggest bumps, to talk the best talk and try to steal the show every night, either it be a house show, Raw, SmackDown, Main Event or a pay per view Dolph Ziggler has what it takes to help the WWE recapture its glory days with huge ratings, if you’re into that sort of thing.
AJ Lee, my break out star of 2012, did what she had and who she had to do to get where she is. The WWE can revamp their Divas division all they want but where divas fit in best in the WWE is story building and the drama. AJ has been involved with Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, even Kane. She turned her attention to John Cena and just before she lost all her momentum she pushed over that ladder that held not only John Cena but his chances to win Ziggler’s briefcase at TLC. Once again AJ was heel, a crazed woman skipping around the ring, exactly how she got so over with the crowd, and what does creative do? Align Dolph Ziggler with another girlfriend/mouth piece that he never needed in the first place. AJ adding Big E Langston to the mix, while it’s a great insurance policy for AJ, Dolph and that said briefcase, while it’s a heel thing for the two to do but it just makes Dolph look weak and all his hard work he does in the ring will go to the way side if Langston or AJ help Ziggler cash in his briefcase if he ever bleeping does.
There is a silver lining to all of this; the WWE knows they have a deep pool of talent down in Florida so it was natural for the likes of Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns to get called up to the big leagues. Big E Langston, like Rollins and Ambrose has the main event qualities that Vince and co. look for in new stars but his debut didn’t leave a year of the moment taste in our mouth quite like The Shield did. It was more of like, great another piece to the story that we won’t get a good answer for.
The Shield is here to serve the injustices in the WWE, they don’t work for anybody but each other and when they show up or grab a microphone everyone is listening. Langston shows up as AJ’s friend, and hasn’t said his ‘Five Time’ catchphrase that got him over in NXT, rather he just stands there next to AJ and Dolph as nothing more than their ace in the hole. It’s still early on in his debut but where does the booking take him? Does he help Dolph win the World Heavyweight Title then turn his back on him and take it? Does he get involved more than just a match saver? Will he get to show off his polished in ring skills? Or will he just get lost once this overly dramatic love triangle featuring AJ, Dolph and John Cena burns out and becomes another guy in the back happy to be signed but mad about his place in line.
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