Night of Champions: Why Ziggler Vs. Mysterio Might Steal the Show

Tyler WilliamsAnalyst IIIJuly 22, 2009

LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 2:  (U.S. TABLOIDS OUT)   WWE wrestler Rey Mysterio walks on stage during the '1st Annual Video Game Awards' at the MGM Grand Garden Arena December 2, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The show premieres on Spike T.V. Thursday, December 4 at 9:00PM ET/PT.  (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

Every so often, there is match that catches my interest and excites the pro wrestling fan in me.

The last match to accomplish this feat was Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels during WrestleMania XXV.

After sitting down (well, not too long since I jumped up throughout the match) and watching the epic match at Wrestlemania 25, I was in amazement.

I was waiting for WWE to excite the fan in me again, but nothing has lived up to that match.

But, at this Sunday’s Night of Champions, there will be a intriguing match.

At first, I was not excited about the Dolph Ziggler vs. Rey Mysterio matchup, but after watching some of the promos and the buildup, I knew this match was destined for greatness.

Although I highly doubt it will top the tremendous match between two of wrestling's greatest stars, I do think Ziggler and Mysterio will steal the show on Sunday.

As compared to last year’s Night of Champions, this year's event is more attention-grabbing.

We have John Cena vs. Randy Orton vs. Triple H for the WWE Title, but hey, we have been there and done that.

We have CM Punk vs. Jeff Hardy, which should be a great match, but for some reason, I am not that interested in this match either.

My second favorite match of the night is the The Six Pack Challenge Match pitting Kofi Kingston (the United States Champion) against five other competitors hungry for gold.

In this match, we have Miz, Big Show, Carlito, and Jack Swagger, wrestlers who fit this format well, but I have a feeling that the WWE will find a way to ruin this match. Trust me; I just have a feeling.

Then we have ECW Champion Tommy Dreamer defending his belt against Christian. Is it just me, or should they not end this feud?

If you ask me the answer is yes. In the my eyes, this match is boring.  Perhaps, if they fought under extreme rules, it would be interesting. No, it wouldn't.

Chris Jericho vs. Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase has peeked my interest, but I am just curious about Jericho's partner.

After his partner is revealed, I think the match will go downhill, since, in the past, the WWE has shown its indifference to tag team wrestling.

Now, let me tell you about the match that has caught my interest and has brought out some of the old wrestling fan in me.

Dolph Ziggler vs. Rey Mysterio

Am I the only one that has been impressed with Ziggler these days? I hope not, because he has plenty of potential.

To be honest, when I saw Ziggler make his return, I thought, “No, not another bad gimmick, wasn’t being a cheerleader bad enough?”

He didn’t impress me until he landed on the blue brand, or should I say the better brand, SmackDown?

Ziggler has beaten The Great Khali, but Khali sucks, so that did not impress me. Ziggler drew my interest when he demonstrated his skills against two great athletes, R Truth and John Morrison.

But, when he went toe-to-toe with Morrison, I knew I had become a fan.

Although Ziggler lacks size, I do see him as a future champ—if he continues on the  same path.

I am glad that WWE is moving away from the big heavyweight. I don’t want to see a slow champion, who looks like he's about to have a heart attack, or an oft-injured champion like Batista.

I would rather see guys like Morrison and Shelton Benjamin, who go out there and demonstrate awesome athletics abilities. Smaller and more agile heavyweights are more deserving of a championship push.

Back to Mysterio, while I was excited about the Mysterio vs. Jericho feud, in my mind, it failed.

The WWE did not allow enough time for the fans to become attached to this feud. I am not the only one that thought this feud was pushed way too fast, which was unfortunate because I thought the matches were good.

I know it was not Mysterio or Jericho’s fault, but I am expecting to see Mysterio impress me after that lackluster feud.

Another reason I like the Mysterio vs. Ziggler match is that it can further both wrestlers' careers.

Rey has been to the top before and knows how to get there. By wrestling Mysterio, Ziggler will learn how to be a great wrestler.  This could start Ziggler's sky rocket to stardom.

This match can help Mysterio, too.  By showing that can handle a quick and talented wrestler, he can prove to the WWE that he still has it and can be champ again one day.

Hopefully, WWE decides to continue this program. As a result, we can see some awesome matches and promos along the way.


My Reasons for My Pick

As I said before, Ziggler has great skills, and I feel he can put on an awesome match.

And, since we know Rey's ability, putting these two wrestler together could create an explosive match.

Also, due to the match's low expectations, when fans watch this Sunday’s pay-per-view, they will be like, “Wow, I was not expecting that type of action.”

This match is a building block for both. On one side, Ziggler is trying to mold himself into a future top competitor while Mysterio is trying to get back on top.

Now, when have these two determined minds, you know we should see a great end result.

Now, enough with my pick, I want to hear what you readers have to say.

Do you agree or disagree and why?

If you disagree, I would love to hear your pick and why you chose that match.

So please comment, rate, obviously read the article, and leave feedback on the writing.


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