Some pretty prestigious wrestlers have been crowned United States champion over the years. If Zack Ryder beats Dolph Ziggler at WWE’s TLC. pay-per-view, he would not be one of them.
I’m sorry, but I just don’t think Ryder is mature enough—nor ready—to overtake Ziggler. Ryder’s got a funny novelty gimmick going, but that’s it.
To put the U.S. title around his goofy waist would be a slap in the face to Ric Flair, Harley Race, Stone Cold Steve Austin, the late Eddie Guerrero and all of the other legendary wrestlers who have called themselves U.S. champ.
If Ryder one day ditches the spiked hair, sunglasses and the “Are you serious bro satellite radio” shtick, he could eventually make a great champion. Until then, let’s not mess with the perfection of Ziggler.