After reading DK's point he brought back up about the "3 Face's of Abyss" I got to thinking. I find that the simple fact that the Law firm Joseph has named implies that he does indeed have another character in his arsenal. With Abyss being geared toward the more mentally disturbed aspect (Mic Foley's "Mankind" character) and Joseph Parks being the obvious comedy version ("Dude Love" anyone?), I am wondering what Chris Parks' third face will truly be. If it is geared towards the more extreme, kickass brawler, then I am truly excited to see it.
I have always stood by my belief that Foley is by far one of the most interesting characters because he seamlessly transitioned between these characters during the stages of his wrestling career. However, I always thought his evolution was better classified as a "De-evolution" in that he started with his best character (Cactus) and ended with the poorest of them all (Dude). I think Chris' unveiling of his multiple characters has a better feel, depending on how well he plays this next character. Abyss was a strong force in what made TNA somewhat "different" from what WWE was putting out during the start of the Ruthless Aggression era. I might not have loved every angle he was involved in, but his character always made the person he was facing see to be up against the odds. When he faced AJ or Hardy, he was that massive force that they just shouldn't be able to get past. When he faced Raven, it made Raven truly challenge what we have ever seen from him because Abyss truly seemed like pain was nothing compared to his past. Even with a monster powerhouse (or how he was billed in TNA) in Monty Brown, his power just couldn't live up to what Abyss had inside his "Lenny-like" (Of Mice and Men anyone?) strength that he had to tap into.
Move onto the Joseph Parks version. While not a "blatant" comedy act, we can all see that this character is geared towards the more comedic relief simply by the facials he is able to pull out. The guy has talent in making the crowd feel sympathetic to his cause and truly believe that he just doesn't belong in the ring. We witnessed a bit of a crack in the mentality of Parks when he Black Hole Slammed Bully, but since them he has remained true to the Joseph Parks Esquire character, seldom breaking character since then... Kay fab, of course. I think Chris has some gold with this character simply because I can't remember a Lawyer character than I actually enjoyed. You can point to Otunga, but my fact remains the same. It is definitely more entertaining to me than what Dude Love was for Mic.
Now the point that DK made that got me thinking is that the belief of the Third face being tied into Aces&8s. I will say that I personally appreciate for the art of storytelling that Chris is putting out with his characters, and I agree with DK that this would be the smartest place to unleash this character. If it is geared to a more "Cactus Jack-esqe" character, the Biker gimmick fits the badass image that most associate with the 1%ers they see riding in massive groups down the highways, or from what people who watch Gangland understand them to be. It could be a good way for Chris's third face to get that automatic "I'll kick your ass and I don't give a shit about anyone saying anything about it" attitude and will, in my opinion, get the third face over in the IWC from the start. It also gives the Aces&8s that tie in of having some TNA Originals on their side, if not leading them in their conquest. The start of his third face being shown to the wrestling community is a make or break in the aspect of how we will remember Chris and his talent. I LOVED Cactus Jack the character so that is how I remember Foley, not as Mankind or Dude Love. But depending on how Chris pulls off this last of his three faces, will you remember him for his excellent work behind the Abyss mask, his wonderfully shocked facial expressions, or the potential that his third face has to be a legit bad ass MOFO if indeed his Third face is geared toward that direction?
If this belongs in a different thread, please feel free to move it moderators. I will not complain in the least as I haven't been able to determine where exactly it would fit.