So it looks like this is going to be the third year in a row where Dolph Ziggler goes through the same cycle.
Back in 2010 Ziggler won the Intercontinental Championship in June and got pushed heavily throughout the second half of the year culminating in a World Heavyweight Championship match at Royal Rumble 2011 against Edge...only to be forgotten about in the spring where he ends up losing to Snooki at Wrestlemania 27.
Fast forward a few months to May/June 2011 and Ziggler wins the United States Championship. Once again he gets a big push up the card eventually earning a WWE Championship match at Royal Rumble 2012 against CM Punk only to once again have nothing to do at Wrestlemania where he ends up in the clusterfuck multiman tag match last year.
Last year he wins MitB in July and gets his biggest push yet where he goes on to defeat Cena in the main event of TLC and lasts nearly an hour in the Royal Rumble match. It looked like he was finally going to have a real match at this years Wrestlemania against Jericho but ever since the Royal Rumble he has lost seemingly every match he's had and has no storyline going forward.
Now my question is does anyone think Ziggler will finally hit the main event this year and stay? Or will he continue to get his yearly push in the summer and fall only to fall back to mid card purgatory in the winter months? I know he still has his MitB briefcase but his current booking is bordering on how Swagger was booked when he won it and that was a disaster.