Who Stole the Show at the Royal Rumble? Isn't It Obvious?

The Doctor Chris MuellerFeatured ColumnistJanuary 28, 2013

Photo: WWE.com
Photo: WWE.com

In a night filled with fewer surprises than expected and very little in the way of a standout pay-per-view, one man shines brighter than the rest.

This man entered the Rumble at No. 1 and lasted nearly 50 minutes before being eliminated.

That man is Dolph Ziggler.

We have to face facts. John Cena winning surprised nobody. The Rock winning surprised nobody.

When a show does not have any major moments to reflect on that were not seen from a mile away, we have to look at the individual performances of each superstar.

Ziggler eliminated a few guys, nearly got eliminated on multiple occasions and he got to make out with A.J. for what seemed like close to a minute prior to entering the ring.

His performance during the Rumble match itself lived up to the nickname "show off."

The elimination of Chris Jericho will likely be the thing Ziggler chooses to focus on following the show as a way to claim victory.

Not only did he send Jericho packing from the WWE, but he sent him packing from the Royal Rumble as well. He has Jericho's number now.

The great thing about Ziggler right now is that he still has Money in the Bank. At any moment he could cash in and become champion, and that creates a little suspense surrounding his character.

The Internet is probably exploding with people expressing their hate or love for the fact that we are most likely going to see The Rock vs. Cena II, but the man who had the best showing was Dolph Ziggler.

Ziggler stood out, like he always does, and like he will probably do again Monday night during Raw Roulette.


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