Originally Posted by Tyrion Lannister
Soon enough is vague enough to mean anything. Given how many chances they've had to debut him and failed, I'm sticking with my prediction from after Raw 1001 that he's not showing up until the Raw after WrestleMania, which is usually when new talent is introduced. It would be a shame but I don't think they're gonna do it this year after they could've done it before and didn't.
First off, what chances? Lets look at the two dates everyone was looking at.
Raw 1000: Would have been a horrible place to debut him. He would have come out, the crowd would have been shocked. Then ten minutes later, The Undertaker would have come out and everyone would have forgotten about Dean in an instant. Point is, too many returning legends would have overshadowed his debut.
Raw 1001: The only reason people were expecting it was b/c Raw 1001 was in Ambrose's hometown. There was no build up. No hype. Nothing to believe he would debut on that night. Ambrose is a heel. Why would WWE debut him in front of a crowd that would cheer him? It didn't make any sense to debut him then.
In fact, it wouldn't have made sense to debut him the last month and a half (July to now). WWE put all of their effort into hyping Raw 1000 and Summerslam. Ambrose would have been put on the back burner. He would have been an after thought.
They're not going to wait until after WM to debut him. As much as make fun of WWE, they know what they're doing. If they were going to wait that long to debut him, they would have just put him on NXT by now.
There is a reason talent gets debuted after WM. WWE puts all of their effort into hyping WM. And after WM, once the aftermath buzz dies down, WWE enters a lull period. So they debut new talent b/c they won't get overshadowed in the build up of the big event. You debut Ambrose on Raw 1001, just b/c it's in his hometown, he gets overshadowed and probably doesn't even get a match on Summerslam.
If his original feud w/ Foley would have stuck, Ambrose would have been on the main roster by now. But for whatever reason, and please don't say Foley bitched oud or it's all HHH's fault b/c none of us know the real story, it fell apart. It was probably for the best as Ambrose would have to completely carry Foley through a match.
After Summerslam is the best time for Ambrose to debut as WWE enters another lull period as it prepares the build for Survivor Series and eventually The Road to Wrestlemania. I mean, why would they debut someone who is unproven in front of a WWE crowd and national TV? It wouldn't be smart. I expect him to pop up sometime in September/October.