'Yes!' Man vs. Zig Man? Dolph Ziggler issues challenge to Daniel Bryan for WrestleMania 31
Of all the people who were upset that Daniel Bryan didn’t win the Royal Rumble Match, Dolph Ziggler seems to have taken it the hardest. Luckily and unsurprisingly, The Showoff has taken matters into his own hands. … or at least his thumbs, via Twitter.
On the heels of Bryan’s frustration-fueled interview on Raw, the four-time Intercontinental Champion tweeted what appeared to be a gentleman’s challenge to The Beard, expressing his anger at his fellow Superstar’s predicament and offering to “steal the show” alongside Bryan at The Grandest Stage of Them All.
Bryan accepted and, after two days of radio silence, The Showoff struck again with a manifesto hinting at both his and Bryan’s struggles with WWE management and detailing their opposing personalities. It was as much a diatribe as it was a pitch for the match, emphasizing their successes despite their perceived weaknesses in the eyes of WWE decision-makers and incorporating lyrics from Mötley Crüe’s “Saints of Los Angeles” to boost his point.
It’s fair to mention that nothing is sanctioned yet and the match is, as of the moment, fantasy. But Bryan’s follow-up — a retweet where he demanded the fans let themselves be heard with the hashtag #DBvsDZ — is sure to gain traction among the 3.5 million Twitter followers between the two. So what’s next?
The WWE Universe has already used their influence to reshape one WrestleMania, and the 2010 Champion vs. Champion bout between Bryan and Ziggler is widely accepted as a modern classic. A groundswell of fan support could make the rematch a reality, especially since Ziggler has yet to truly have his moment in the sun to steal The Show of Shows (his last four ‘Mania bouts have been a Mixed Tag, a 12-Man Tag, a WWE Tag Team Title Match and a spot in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal), a fact that probably doesn’t sit well with the passionate fan base that chants “Let’s go Ziggler” during every one of his matches. Seeing these two do what they do best would make every Superstar following their match, including Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar, work even harder.
What do you think? Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #DBvsDZ or add your opinions in the comments below.