Dolph Ziggler's current career renaissance raises the intriguing question of whom the wrestler will face at WrestleMania 31 in a few months. If WWE intends to keep the performer looking strong, a solid opponent for him and a big match at the Santa Clara, California, event in late March are absolutely necessary.
So let's take a look at some of the best candidates.
Ziggler and Harper have churned out some fantastic matches for the Intercontinental Championship over the last couple of months, most notably at the TLC show last month.
The two have a ton of in-ring chemistry, and both are willing to go all out—and take some big bumps—to please and entertain the fans.
With this in mind, scripting the two to face off at WrestleMania is a hugely appealing idea. Ideally, WWE writers would promote the match as the culmination of their feud—and throw in a game-changing stipulation, such as a steel cage. Done correctly, the duo could steal the show.
Big Show is at an interesting position in his career. He's getting older, has had his fair share of injuries and has turned so many times it is difficult for many fans to care anymore.
It's hard to see him getting back in the WWE title picture.
He can still be an asset, though. In fact, the giant's best role right now is putting over younger stars—something he is currently doing with Roman Reigns. Ziggler could be next if the company is willing to get serious about his push.
Big Show vs. Ziggler at WrestleMania would be worth doing if WWE allowed the younger wrestler to pick up a strong victory.
While he may be past his prime, Big Show is still a credible name—and a former world champion—and defeating him at the biggest show of the year could give Ziggler a major boost.
As one of the most talented and skilled performers on the roster, Ziggler would almost certainly be able to carry Big Show to a terrific and memorable match.
A program between Rollins and Ziggler—arguably the two best in-ring performers on the roster—would undoubtedly deliver one of the greatest WWE matches of the year. Indeed, most of the in-ring interaction between them has been very good and shows the potential for something spectacular.
The last few minutes of the Survivor Series main event in November, when the two faced off to determine control of WWE, were thrilling.
Compellingly, Rollins may even have the WWE World Heavyweight Championship by the time the show comes around. While Ziggler may not be the likeliest of title contenders at this point, it's not unthinkable for him to be in such a position.
Ziggler and Rollins can potentially carry the company and its biggest pay-per-view. They just need to be given the chance.