Finally! Dean Ambrose - best debut ever?
by, 12-06-2012 at 04:07 PM (7481 Views)
I have waited, waited, and waited, very patiently I might add, for the debut of Dean Ambrose. I watched his promos over and over from FWC, bragged about him to my friends, and tuned into blogs to get any tid bit of information I could find on him. Finally, Dean Ambrose has arrived on WWE Raw! And I could not be any happier. And frankly, the lack of chatter on here about Dean since his debut has been disappointing to me. But don't worry, I will correct that now.
First lets talk about how he is being brought in. So many wrestlers who make their debuts, go through the traditional route. That is months of squash matches, then eventually they wrestle somebody on the main roster (ex. Brodus Clay, Ryback, etc....). This is a really boring way to see a wrestler make his debut, in my opinion. What we have going on with Dean is the exact opposite. I don't to need to re hash all the details of how and when Ambrose debuted, but have to say that by pairing him with the Shield, and having him involved in the main event of a pay per view has exceeded my wildest expectations. When the Shield appeared three times on last weeks Raw, I was ecstatic! Now the wait seems worth it.
My biggest fear about Ambrose was how was the WWE was going to handle his debut. We have recently seen several wrestlers who have had terrible debuts. Brodus Clay for example, unless you are a dancing 8 year old. Or Tensai, unless, well I cannot think of an unless for that at the moment. Had the WWE botched Dean's debut by making him a face, or giving him some odd character to embody (like an angry mechanic or something), that would have been very depressing to me. This time the WWE got it right. I mean did you see the outfits the Shield is wearing, its like military garb! Does anyone remember the "Revolution" video that was quickly pulled over the summer? hmmmm......
A win for the Shield at their upcoming TLC match would help Dean gain some real credibility. However, even if the Shield loses, I will be happy just to see Dean in the mix, rubbing elbows with the big boys. What is next for Ambrose is anybodies guess. I recall reading an article on here from Jim Ross, talking about how a wrestler receiving a push is often misunderstood. Jim went on to say that the future of any wrestler is largely in their own hands. It depends on how hard they work, how they develop and improve their mic, promo, and wrestling skills. I am inclined to agree with Ross.
We know Ambrose has the in ring skills (check out his Regal feud), and his promo skills are off the charts (look up his broken heart promo)! But what HE does with this shot is the mystery card that will play out in due time. I can only hope Dean makes the most of it, and I can't see at this point why he would fail. Eventually the Shield will fold, and Dean will have an even better chance at grabbing the spotlight. We shall see. Until then, Dean Ambrose has got me watching Raw again, and for once in a long time, I am excited to see the next pay per view. Thanks for reading.