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Re: Dean Ambrose confronts Mick Foley at WrestleMania Hotel
Too true, Winning, too true.
The last promo was fabulous. One thing I've been thinking about because of all of the recent Ambrose/Punk comparisons... Punk actually has a very smooth, clear, almost downright mellifluous voice if you close your eyes and listen to it. Ambrose is the opposite. Guttural, visceral, almost sounding like sandpaper being rubbed against a saw. With a little lisp that shows up from time to time. Fortunately, he has a character that fits that, but it is nevertheless interesting. I'd say the voice is going to hold him back just a little bit.
In any case, a feud with Foley out of the starting gate is about as ideal a way as I could ever think of to be "made."
I know there's a lot of talk in this thread and the other one more specifically about the latest promo of Ambrose potentially becoming the next megastar or if he's never going to be a megastar or whatever. But I say that neither we nor WWE should be thinking that way. What WWE needs right now is stars, period. After it has replenished itself from the earth's core-like deep losses of 2009-spring 2011 losses and imminent oncoming losses, it can concern itself with finding/creating/unleashing the new megastar(s) but for right now simply restocking has to take top priority. The sobering truth is there won't be any new megastars in all likelihood unless John Cena turns heel, for he takes up so much oxygen and priority and central focus as the top babyface without providing the fertile soil with which new, colossal stars can be created. He is like an empire in which everything goes out but nothing comes in (in this particular context, I mean... obviously he's great for Vince's bank account, but he could be even greater for same bank account, long-term, as their undisputed top heel).
In any event, Ambrose has loads of potential, let's not get ahead of ourselves one way or the other for now... And I honestly hope he doesn't debut until after Extreme Rules, as a debut of this caliber should come the night after a pay-per-view, which are always the nights which cry out for the refresh button to be hit, to one degree or another.