“It seems like the wrestlers they’re all little jumping bean guys. They’re all Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels kind of smaller guys. I was 230 pounds. I think I was bigger, a little bit bigger, in mass than some of these guys today. There’s so many guys that have the same stats. Six feet tall, five-eleven, one hundred and eighty five or ninety pounds. Dolph Ziggler. They do a million high spots. They’re in great, phenomenal shape. They all look the same. They all got rock hard abs. They all look like swimmers. I miss the guys that would go out there that looked like Nikolai Volkoff. Or somebody that looks like Don Leo Jonathan or Mad Dog Vachon. Where’s the big guys? Where’s the King Kong Bundys? Who’s hiding all the King Kong Bundys in the world? Where did they go?”
Ok. The above is a quote from Bret "The Hitman" Hart. He's a Wrestling Hall of Famer, a legend. But... I couldn't disagree with him more. Televised wrestling requires ratings. So wrestling needs an element of wish fulfillment and sex appeal.
Personally, I'm not looking for more King Kong Bundy.
I want those aforementioned traits:
"look like swimmers"
"rock hard abs"
Fuck, since Bret called him by name... so will I. Give me more Dolph Ziggler.