While generational talents might be thought of in terms of WWE Hall of Famers such as Stone Cold Steve Austin or Hulk Hogan, Bully Ray has argued that one often overlooked star on the WWE roster fits that description.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Bully Ray and his co-hosts discussed the merits of staying in WWE’s mid-card or trying your hand elsewhere as many wrestlers have done. The discussion then turned to the former World Heavyweight Champion who has stuck with WWE despite not always being used in a high-profile role:
“Dolph gets paid very, very well to do what he does. And most people be like, ‘He’s never on TV, Bubba. He doesn’t do anything. They job him out, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.’ He gets paid really, really well because the Dolph Zigglers of the world only come around once in a while. We talk about generational talents. Dolph Ziggler is a generational talent, a guy that can hang out at the bottom, and on any given night, if he wanted to, [he could] shoot right to the top of the ladder.”
Fellow WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry added to Ray’s words, noting that Dolph Ziggler is still someone WWE can rely on to fill in anywhere on the card if the need arises:
“If [WWE] said, ‘Hey, man, so and so is hurt and we need a thoroughbred that can carry the load, we’re going to put the rocket on you so we can get this done in the next 3 to 4 weeks.’ Dolph is the guy.”
Dolph Ziggler has only had seven singles matches on Raw in 2023 and has won none of them, losing six, and drawing with JD Mcdonagh as a result of a double count-out but McDonagh did viciously attack Ziggler afterward.