Cody had potential with the mask but it got shat down the drain.
As for Ambrose, he is natural in this role, probably the best insanity guy theyve had in a long time, lets just pray he does not get watered down when on RAW.
No he didn't, it was awful from the get go. He just can't be a character actor, he has to just be himself or he's completely awful, and even when he's acting natural, he still isn't very good.
As for Ambrose debuting soon on Raw, it sounds good and bad. We've had too many guys debut on SmackDown recently, so it can be good for him as he'll stand out more from all the SmackDown guys that have recently come in, and Raw is much more relevant than SmackDown, so he's going to get more exposure, but on the negative side, Vince McMahon is a lot more heavily involved in planning Raw.
Hopefully Punk can smack some sense into him so he won't ruin Ambrose's character, but I don't know, considering his own has been stripped down until it's just a bare bones formula of bad sarcasm and a lack of what made him popular in the first place. It'll be good to see him regardless, hopefully he starts beating credible talents immediately, I've had my squash fill.