It really shouldn’t matter. It’s not a big deal, really. It’s just hair. Change is supposed to be good, isn’t it?
Last month, Vickie Guerrero introduced the WWE fans to the new and improved Dolph Ziggler, who debuted a new hair cut and color change. I, like many other fans, was less-than-thrilled with Ziggler’s new, generic-wrestler ‘do.
As I said before, something so trivial really shouldn’t matter, but it’s a little more than just that.
Dolph Ziggler is top-notch between the ropes. Taking those signature blonde locks of his away wasn’t going to affect his wrestling ability. With his new hair, he was still on television and he was still putting on good matches.
However, in a wrestling company (yes, WRESTLING company) as large as the WWE, as many have fallen victim to it, it’s quite easy to get lost in the shuffle.
If you aren’t a main-event performer, if you’re not an Undertaker, a John Cena or a Randy Orton, then it’s really easy for you to fall off the radar. As we all know, great matches and loads of talent doesn’t always make a wrestler into Superstar.
Sure, those attributes are great to have, but unless someone can distinguish that wrestler from the next good wrestler, it’s safe to say said wrestler will be stuck in mid-card limbo until the higher-ups decide to roll the dice on them. And even then, what’s to distinguish him from the other mid-carders?
There is a lot of talent in the mid-card division, but, with maybe the exception of a few wrestlers, they all can be swapped for each other, on any given night of the week. Of course, size, skill level and looks vary, but the gist of them all is fairly similar. A lot of the time, nothing really separates them enough.
This is no fault of the Superstars, the fans may love them, but it’s simply the way the business is run.There are only so many main event slots to fill, with the absolute best Superstars. The Superstars that have it all: the look, the charisma, the proverbial ‘it’ factor, oh and the talent, of course.
Cutting and dying Dolph Ziggler’s hair, to give us fans this ‘new and improved’ Dolph Ziggler really wasn’t doing him any favors.
His bleach-blonde locks helped separate him from the other however-many mid-card wrestlers on the roster.
Usually, one would think, this type of cosmetic change would happen take place the opposite way. Take a generic, average-joe wrestler, bleach his hair and hope that maybe then he’d be distinct enough to be made into a Superstar.
A silly thing to decide who gets the chance to be the new break-out Superstar of the WWE. But again, with that many wrestlers aiming for the limited spots available, Dolph Ziggler’s small advantage was just that – an advantage.
We can all relax now though, as Dolph’s wonderfully unnatural, bottle blonde hair is back. Advantage Ziggler.