On WWE.com current wrestlers were asked to name who they thought was the most under-rated wrestler of all time. Dolph Ziggler named Billy Gunn. I think that's interesting since Dolph Ziggler looks like a modern version of Mr. Ass Billy Gunn. Similar hair and shorts, same cocky attitude, and Dolph even uses Billy's "Fameasser" as one of his signature moves.
At first I thought Dolph Ziggler was the next Mr. Perfect Kurt Henning. He wrestled just like him, using a lot of the same moves. Dolph even came out to a song referring to him as "perfection" which seemed like a play on Mr. Perfect. But Dolph got rid of that song and changed his character from "perfection" to "show off" which seems a bit more like Billy Gunn.
I'm just worried that Dolph's career is heading the same way as Billy Gunn's and Kurt Henning's. Both failed to live up to their potential in my opinion. Dolph must feel the same way about Billy since he named him the most under-rated wrestler.
Kurt Henning was one of the greatest Intercontinental Champions of all time... but that is about it.
Billy Gunn was a great tag-team wrestler with both The Smoking Gunns and The New Age Outlaws. He was also a part of Degeneration X. But after DX and his tag-teams fell apart Billy failed as a singles wrestler, even after winning the King Of The Ring. The WWE decided to put him back into a tag-team after he failed as "The One Billy Gunn" and was put in a team with Chuck Palumbo known as Billy And Chuck. They were openly gay and even tried to get married on Smackdown. It was pretty much the end of both of their careers.
Well Dolph seemed unstoppable, winning the Intercontinental Championship, the United States Championship and even the World Championship. But since then Dolph has failed to capture the WWE Championship and was then put into a tag-team with Jack Swagger who was also struggling since winning the Money In The Bank and World Championship. I guess the WWE decided that since both of their stocks were falling rapidly they could pool their talents and save their careers with a successful tag-team run. Only as a team they have failed to win the Tag-Team Championships on several occasions.