This guy is being wasted. I hope WWE releases him before they ruin his career and then he is hired by TNA.
Yeah, have him go to TNA and have him fade into obscurity. That's not a knock on TNA. But WWE is much more known than TNA is outside of the wrestling fans world. Wait until he gets to the main roster to say he's being wasted.
Just wanted to say, to Warrior... I disagreed with you about him being a fall debut back about three months ago, but I must now say that you were indeed right.
Barrett is likely to return right after Summerslam, and we just had the returns of Mysterio and Orton in the last few weeks.
It's probably for the best that Ambrose doesn't debut until at least the September 3rd Raw from Chicago. Maybe even after Night of Champions.
Most disheartening thing is how Foley has apparently nixed the entire storyline that was going to launch Ambrose, so I'm guessing WWE creative is still working on his debut. At least they don't have John Laurinaitis teasing it every week before he shows up as a dancing dinosaur.
I think WWE would have debuted Ambrose by now if the Foley Angle had stuck. But, for whatever reason, it was dropped and that left WWE to come up w/ a new plan.
B/c of that, WWE is smart to wait until after Summerslam to debut him. I love Ambrose, but he is still unproven in front of a WWE audience and on national TV. Why debut a guy that will just get lost in the hype and build up Summerslam aka WWE's 2nd biggest PPV of the year? It wouldn't be smart. The 1000th episode has come and gone. Going into the episode, I thought it would be a great place to debut Ambrose. But after watching it, I was dead wrong. He would have been completely overshadowed by the returning legends. Point is, it's time to look to the future.
Post Summerslam is kind of like Post Wrestlemania. Both events have a lot of build up and hype, there is a lot of buzz from the aftermath, and eventually the WWE product enters a lull period afterwards. Those lull periods are the perfect time to debut new stars b/c they don't get lost in the build up of a big event. Now, it's Ambrose's turn.
You're talking about debuting him in Chicago. I would love to see that just b/c of the great (and somewhat smarky) crowd. He would probably get a big reaction of cheers. But he's a heel. So WWE wouldn't want him to get cheered in his debut.
I say he makes his debut in September or Ocotber. Some fans get so pissed and say "they don't care about Ambrose" and "they'll just wait until after Mania." Believe me, if they wanted to wait that long, they would just put him on NXT. Let the Summerslam aftermath buzz cool off, and then debut Ambrose when no one is expecting it.
W/ all that being said, I hope when he does debut, his first feud is w/ Kane.