Dolph Ziggler versus Luke Harper WWE TLC 2014
This was a big breakout match for both Ziggler and Luke Harper (Brodie Lee RIP). Harper snatched the Intercontinental Title away from Ziggler heading into WWE TLC, and that led to the rematch being a ladder match at the annual event. Harper and Ziggler pulled out all the big spots, one of which was horrific to watch as it looked like a serious injury occurred. Ziggler came out on top, picking up the victory in the Intercontinental Championship.
He was on a major run that had the hardcore fans pushing him forward, but this was also the first WWE match that gave more individuals an in-depth look at how great Harper was as a performer.