Opinion: What WWE should do with Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre
The WWE Superstar Shakeup has already made big changes for WWE RAW. Several Superstars were switched from SmackDown Live to Raw this past Monday night, one of whom was former World Champion, the always underappreciated Dolph Ziggler.
Ziggler entered RAW telling us how no matter where he is, he still steals the show everywhere he goes. He was promptly interrupted by Titus Worldwide, with an offer from Titus to join his company. Ziggler responded by saying he didn't return to RAW alone, following which he was joined in the ring by former NXT Champion and TNA World Champion Drew McIntyre.
McIntyre hadn't been seen on WWE programming since he lost the NXT Championship to Andrade "Cien" Almas at NXT: War Games last November, during which he sustained a bicep injury.
The duo made a statement as they double teamed Titus and Apollo, leaving them flat in the ring. This leaves us with one big question, what's next? Or, what could WWE do with them going ahead?
What I think WWE should with this newly formed team, is revive an idea they had for Ziggler and his other companions back in 2016. Word going around during August 2016 was that WWE was planning a new stable, to be led by Dolph Ziggler. The group would have consisted of Ziggler, Jack Swagger, Shelton Benjamin, and possibly more, and would collectively be known as the 'Brass Ring Club'. Together, they would do a series of worked shoots about having all the tools, yet still being kept down by the company. The rumors and ideas certainly intrigued fans, but the idea came to an indefinite halt when Benjamin's return was held off for a year.
Meanwhile, The Showoff went back to putting others over and other than his steller feud with The Miz in late 2016, hasn't been allowed to do anything worthy of his talent, until now. I think WWE need to revive this idea for Ziggler and McIntyre, and possibly someone else, maybe even Shelton Benjamin, as he is now a solo star again. Other than Ziggler himself, Drew McIntyre also ranks pretty high on the list of ultra-talented Superstars to have been wasted by WWE at one point, so he fits the bill pretty perfectly for an angle like this.
It is far too soon to tell where exactly WWE is going to go with this, but I believe this is where they should go. A big push for them and a series of worked-shoot promos on having always been held back by WWE would have fans glued to their screens.