Some might fault WWE creative for making a match between Dolph Ziggler and Randy Orton given that Dolph ZIggler already owns the Money in the Bank briefcase. He could go out at any time and challenge Sheamus for the World Heavyweight Championship. It almost seems pointless until you realize that Randy Orton is the apex predator of the WWE. Dolph Ziggler has already beaten Randy Orton, yet every time it happens he gains a little more ground with the fans. This match is (or should be) all about getting Dolph Ziggler over with the fans in anticipation of his inevitable title run. It is only a matter of time before Dolph cashes in to win the title.
Two high profile matches with different outcomes
Ziggler and Orton just finished a two match series that had totally different endings. One was an Orton win and one was won by the Show Off. Interestingly, however, both matches were absolutely breathtaking for WWE fans. The pops during those two matches were louder than most any I heard the rest of the night. Dolph Ziggler and Randy Orton are fun to watch together if only because they both know how to sell the moves. They are awesome at making it look like they are killing one another. That is the point, right?
What will be next for Randy Orton?
It seems rather obvious that Orton will be moving on to something with a belt attached. I would personally love to see him move on to a set with The Miz and his Intercontinental Belt. They work great together as well and it would give The Miz a solid counterpart to help sell his championship reign. Randy Orton would be awesome to turn heel again, but with C.M. Punk going all out heel, I am not sure if there is room for Orton in that capacity. They need him as a face.
What about Ziggler?
Ziggler has got to be close to his championship reign. They are booking him really strong and it appears that they are working their way to the perfect moment. When that moment will come is anyone's guess, but I think it will be rather soon. Why book Ziggler to win over Jericho and then Orton if they were not planning on doing something big with him? Expect Ziggler to wear the strap within the next month or two.
*Southern is a huge WWE fan that believes they could improve a great deal by looking back at the old NWA ways of doing things.
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