Making James Ellsworth GET MY BAGS
Join Date: May 2012
Location: The Great Lakes
Re: So Maddox face turn?
Just watched the segment on Youtube (I presume it was edited, seemed like Maddox had a lot more to say). As much as I may have hated him during the Punk/Ryback feud, he's definitely growing on me. His character seems to be pushing away from typical arrogant heel to something of a tweener (I know, I know). On one hand, you want to feel bad for him because all he wants is a contract and he's getting the shit beat out of him all the time, but then you look at the other side of the coin and he's getting what he deserves because he practically asks for it and associates himself with bad people. There really is a strong foundation for a good character here, but WWE is either going to push him towards cocky heel or crowd-pandering babyface, sadly. With the promo tonight, he demonstrated both heel ("Me and NOT John Cena") and face ("I am the hero"/fighting the Shield) traits.
And even his delivery--the Bane voice was perfect and didn't come off nearly as cheesy as it could/should have. Even without the Bane voice, he has a unique delivery--not always coming off as a smartass and not always coming off as pissed. Not going to say it was the greatest promo of all-time, but I can say I thoroughly enjoyed it and am slowly but surely becoming a Maddox fan.