In 19 days at Royal Rumble, Dolph Ziggler gets a chance to realize a dream few could have predicted he would achieve at this point in his career: obtaining the WWE Championship.
Currently held by CM Punk, the WWE Championship belt is symbolically given to a man that the company feels they can build the brand around.
Only 43 different men have ever had the honor to call themselves a WWE Champion. Even with that statistics, first-time WWE Champions are more common now than ever.
In fact, at least one man has joined the WWE Championship club every single year since 2004. Can Ziggler be 2012's addition to that short list?
With WrestleMania less than 12 weeks away, does WWE have the confidence in Dolph Ziggler to have him possibly obtain the title before the biggest show the promotion will have all year long? Ziggler has the chance to become a world champion yet again at the end of January, but some question if he is ready.
Ziggler has dominated the mid-card, holding the United States Championship for months. Still, there are those who wonder if Ziggler is good enough to sustain his spot in the world title picture.
Dolph Ziggler is not a flash in the pan, but will stay close to the top of RAW for the foreseeable future. Ziggler has proved to the world that this is a spot that he has earned through hard work.
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