The Cashbox: Learning Dean Ambrose

Chris Cash

FIRST IMPRESSION

I'm glad I did this. It seems evident that Dean Ambrose is going to making his WWE television debut sooner rather than later. He just worked a dark match before a Raw taping and this deal with Mick Foley has "Smackdown" written all over it.

Do I believe all the hype? I'll reserve judgment until later. He's good, but is he "that good"? I can't say that yet. I don't claim to be an expert when it comes to scouting talent. I simply like what I like and all the videos in the world on Ambrose mean nothing in the end. It will still come down to WWE Creative and what they write for him week to week.

The fact that WWE is already putting in this effort with Ambrose and Foley is promising. Rather than Ambrose coming out and winning matches every week with no backstory or purpose, he'll hopefully jump right into a program with Foley and this online battle will begin to play out on tv.

That's the way it "should" be done nine times out of ten. Maybe then, the debut gimmicks that come out and squash 12 people in a row might actually gain something from it, whereas now it's so cliche and ineffective.

Dean Ambrose is talented. There's certainly no denying that. I'm anxious to see him on WWE television. I'm also excited to see Mick Foley do something relevant again, rather than all the cheesy crap they've reduced him to lately.

Mick is GREAT on the mic. He's passionate when there's something for him to be passionate about. This story, from what I can tell, is going to give him that material. It's going to allow him the opportunity to be passionate again.

That bodes well for Dean Ambrose; that bodes well for fans.

Chris Cash can be reached via email at chris.cash@wrestlezone.com. Follow him on Twitter @RealityofChris. Also, be sure to check out his Kickstarter project to help raise money for an original album. There are pledges available where you can receive a personal, recorded phone call from Mick Foley or Billy Gunn, plus help Chris achieve his goal.

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