BR KOTR Qualifier: Dolph Ziggler vs. Evan Bourne

David ForrestContributor IJuly 28, 2010

Dolph Ziggler:
Height - 6 ft 0 in
Weight - 221 lb
From - Hollywood, Florida

Ziggler is one of those people who has underperformed in the WWE. The guy clearly has talent, but we havn't really seen enough of it yet.

The fact that his only title success in the WWE came as part of the Spirit Squad says it all really. However, Ziggler is clearly an excellent in-ring competitor.

Look at his amateur record!

Ziggler holds the record number of pins at his school (82), and holds the second-biggest number of pins for Kent State University. He's the last person from Kent State to win three amateur wrestling championships, winning the All Mid-American championship in 2000, 2002 and 2003, and winning two national championships as part of the Kent State wrestling team twice.

Obviously, there's no doubting Ziggler's talent in the ring at amateur level, but can Ziggler use this opportunity to prove his worth in the big leagues?

Evan Bourne:
Height - 5ft 9in
Weight - 183 lb
From - St. Louis, Missouri

Evan Bourne's push to near-main-event status has warmed the hearts of many a wrestling fan, especially around these parts.

Ever since the cruiser-weight title died, high-flying wrestling has been on the wain in WWE, but Bourne's lucha libre antics have kept it still alive in some way, shape or form. He has really clicked with the crowd.

Bourne has held his own against wrestlers such as Randy Orton and Edge. It's just a matter of time before Bourne finally gets a shot at main-event-status.

He's been on the cusp of for a while now, but can Bourne seize the opportunity in this tournament and make his rise to the upper echelons of the WWE a little bit quicker?