Let's take a look at what I said about this one a year ago:
Edge vs. Dolph Ziggler for the World Heavyweight Championship kicked off the 2011 Royal Rumble, which was a little strange, but that's the way it goes sometimes. No doubt this was Match of the Night though and definitely a contender for Match of the Month. Ziggler has an uncanny knack for always being a bridesmaid and never the bride, but he does it better than anyone. I was sure he had this one in the bag after all the shenanigans from Vickie, but he just couldn't quite hang with Edge's bag of tricks, he even busted out the Edgeucator! One ref bump, Spear and KILLSWITCH~! later, Edge retained.Dolph Ziggler's 2012 is beginning very similarly to his 2011, on the cusp of being a World Champion, even finding himself with titles around his waist through some shenanigans, but not quite there yet. It's not through a lack of trying though, Ziggler has consistently put on entertaining performances all year and his feud with Edge proved he was ready for the big time. Not his launchpad, but still a damn good match and a high point for the twilight of Edge's career.