Ben Wyatt's Low Cal Calzone Zone
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Golfing with Stephen Hawking, he lied about his handicap. Didn't need a golf cart though, I just sat in his lap.
Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Tbh I quite like the first part of that booking Cal. Ziggler basically being too afraid to cash in on Henry and valiantly hoping someone can beat Henry before the PPV when his shot expires would be the sort of comical heel booking that could be entertaining and add some depth to any Henry title defence with Ziggler waiting in the clutches ready to strike.
That being said, if I was booking I'd be doing my best to get Ziggler over as a face simply because I believe as a worker the guy would be far better working from underneath rather than controlling a match, plus the 'Showoff' character is so easy to spin from arrogant and cocky into confident and determined and succeed as a babyface. I'd book it along the lines of Ziggler picking up big wins in programs, trying to cash in on Henry but being beaten up before the bell rings, thus technically having not cashed in yet eating a big beating in the process. Everyone expects Ziggler to try again but instead he vows to cash in honorably in a legit match because he's determined to prove he can beat the monster through pride after getting his ass kicked. Announce it around late May - early June in anticipation of the MITB PPV, have everyone write off Ziggler as being plucky and brave but not standing a chance. At the event I'd either have him pin Henry and shock the world, or have him lose in defiant fashion, then build him up for 3-5 months before taking the title off Henry at the second time of asking.
I also think a scenario similar to Benoit/Lesnar, where someone like Cena or Sheamus would actually tip Ziggler to beat Henry because of how defiant and tenacious he's been could work. Always loved that backstage segment where A Train backed Benoit to win despite having feuded with him for 2 months prior to the match, based solely off of how tough Benoit had proven to be in spite of A Train disliking him.