WWE TLC 2012 predictions: Superstars weigh in on marquee matchups

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December 13, 2012

John Cena vs. Dolph Ziggler (Ladder Match for the World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank contract)

Perhaps to the surprise of the WWE Universe, and almost certainly to the chagrin of the Cenation, the Superstars who gave predictions were universally of the opinion that Dolph Ziggler will win Sunday’s battle between this year’s two Money in the Bank Ladder Match winners. Working against John Cena in the eyes of our analysts are the match format and Ziggler’s tireless work ethic — a compliment that even his greatest critics will grant him (reluctantly).

Road Dogg: I think this match favors Dolph. He kind of reminds me of my former partner, Billy Gunn, in that he is just a pure athlete. I’m not saying John Cena’s old, but he’s no spring chicken, and when it comes to climbing a ladder, my vote’s got to go with the pure athlete, and that’s Dolph Ziggler. It might just be time for The Showoff.

Zack Ryder: That’s a tough one. Ziggler’s worked his a** off to get this opportunity to wrestle a main event guy in Cena, and I don’t think there’s any way anybody’s going to stop Ziggler from holding on to that briefcase.

Tyson Kidd: Dolph has won over so many fans these last few years, and it sounds a little cliché, but in this one, it seems like it’s a different side of Cena we haven’t seen in a while, where he’s fighting more with his heart than his mind. That could cost him. I think this is Dolph’s chance to show he is where he really belongs, and I think Dolph comes away with the win this time.

Layla: This will be a tough, tough fight, but my money’s on Dolph. It’s his time, and he deserves it, too. He’s worked so, so hard. Love him or hate him, he really is a showoff, but he has a lot to show off about. I think that’s going to be a shocker, the jaw-dropper of the night, big time.

Titus O’Neil: Ziggler’s definitely a guy that goes out and steals the show every night. John Cena goes out every night and puts everything he has on the line for the WWE Universe. But I think the tides may be changing and Dolph Ziggler may pull it out.

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