Wheelman for James Ellsworth
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Darwen, UK
Re: The Shield Discussion Thread
Ambrose's 'Joker' gimmick would tie him to the midcard. What I liked about him in the Raw promo wasn't the 'unhinged' part. In fact I thought it was the total opposite. He came across as the guy who isn't serious. He's along for the ride. He looks the most 'human' of the group. His lack of serious attitude to The Shield's 'message' makes me think he'll get kicked out eventually and continue as a singles competitor. Being a little unhinged is okay, but he can't overdo it like he did developmental (as cool as it was).
The Main Event gimmicks are the 'human' gimmicks. The gimmicky stuff is good, but it's very rare you get a consistent run at the top. Only Taker has managed that. The rest: SCSA, Rock, Hogan, Cena, Orton, Punk, JBL etc have all been realistic characters rather than gimmicks.
Ambrose will do well, but I think he'll be the guy that easily travels up and down the card, much like Bryan does currently, or how Angle, Eddie and Jericho used to.