Countdown to WWE Royal Rumble 2016: What if Dolph Ziggler Wins?

We’re counting down to the Royal Rumble: a variation of the traditional Battle Royal match with a total of 30 competitors. Two WWE Superstars start in the ring, every 90 seconds thereafter another Superstar enters. A Superstar is eliminated when they’re thrown over the top rope and both feet touch the floor. Traditionally, the last remaining Superstar is guaranteed a championship opportunity at WrestleMania versus the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion. On Jan. 24th the Champion is required to defend his title in the Royal Rumble match; the first time its winner claims gold since Rumble ’92. | By Mr. Joe Walker

WWE Superstar: Dolph Ziggler
Height: 6'
Weight: 218 lbs.
From: Hollywood, FL

There’s a possibility Dolph Ziggler may not get another opportunity like this. And it’s simple: Ziggler enters the Royal Rumble match, survives like everyone knows he can, and walks out the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Should a reign with WWE’s top prize actually come to pass, Ziggler should ditch the smiles and fan pandering. Once rumored to pair with Ric Flair, this would be a welcomed reality; The Showoff with Charlotte as his equally evil Divas Champion counterpart, and Flair as their guide. Ziggler would really be showing the world.

Royal Rumble Winners: Jim Duggan (1988), Big John Studd (’89), Hulk Hogan (’90, ’91), Ric Flair (’92), Yokozuna (’93), Bret Hart/Lex Luger (’94), Shawn Michaels (’95, ’96), Steve Austin (’97, ’98), Mr. McMahon (’99), The Rock (2000), Steve Austin (’01), Triple H (’02), Brock Lesnar (’03), Chris Benoit (’04), Batista (’05), Rey Mysterio (’06), The Undertaker (’07), John Cena (’08), Randy Orton (’09), Edge (’10), Alberto Del Rio (’11), Sheamus (’12), John Cena ('13), Batista (’14), Roman Reigns (’15)