RAW Preview (EP #14): “Ziggler’s Final Hurdle”
After two difficult week’s of competition from Kane and Cesaro, Dolph Ziggler’s final challenge is upon us, as he meets the ‘Bulgarian Brute’ Rusev on the next episode of Monday Night RAW. Dolph Ziggler has been put through a series of difficult obsticals to overcome by RAW General Manager The Rock over the past number of months, as Dolph Ziggler’s recent run of success has put him among the top names on the brand, with many of the WWE Universe Mode fans believing Dolph Ziggler is going to be the next breakout star on RAW. However, there is one man that doesn’t agree and he is perhaps the one with the final say on the matter and that is The Rock.
The Rock has been adamant about making sure that Dolph Ziggler doesn’t reach the pinnacle on his show. The Rock encountered Ziggler at the recent Wrestlemania PPV and was outshined and outclassed on that occasion, with many believing infuriating the The Rock and embarrassing him on the grandest stage of them all. The Rock was proven to be wrong about Ziggler all along, Ziggler was meant to be rewarded with a WWE Championship opportunity if he could beat The Rock, which after their match at mania The Rock proclaimed “You will never and The Rock means never get a WWE Championship match”.
Fast forward to now and we’re witnessing Rusev’s rise to the top and on the verge of becoming the next United States Champion. After a mediocre Smackdown tenure, he has made the switch to the red brand and now has the backing of the RAW GM, to help guide him to success. Now Rusev has his chance on this coming episode of Monday Night RAW, we will witness Rusev’s first opportunity to make his mark on RAW. If Rusev can pick a win over Dolph Ziggler, he will become the next ‘Number One Contender’ for Dolph Ziggler’s United States Championship. Not only that, but he will have done the deed for his boss and perhaps strengthen their relationship and trust, which could in turn lead to bigger things for Rusev down the line.
Can Dolph Ziggler clear one more hurdle and finally earn his WWE Championship match that he has been robbed of since Wrestlemania? Find out when Universe Mode airs tomorrow, only on BrendenPlayz.