If Abyss has been kidnapped by the WWE, making this quest start to trend would be the best way to find him. Cole would be happy to acknowledge on camera that they have him caged up somewhere, so long as that gives them control of the trending phrase. Searching for him this way is definitely worth a try.
Again with the.....contrariness. I liked the "American Badass" character. It took me a while, I admit, but I really dug it. He seemed more natural in that role (well, it was more akin to his real-life self)