I felt it was too soon to return to the jokingness, but it was cool seeing his take on two different stages of his character.
I liked the continuity nod to his Hoski music video.
This video seemed somewhat in tune with Bully Ray's dark character he'd briefly portrayed this year. I thought that take on Bully Ray had a lot more millage left in it, so I'd be glad to see Last ReZort Ryder pick up that ball and run with it.
Enjoying the videos, and the shift in tone as he simultaneously examines what worked and didn't work about his last effort. Hope he gets a legitimate shot, but I still think he needs more of a total rethink rather than a gradual shift.
If it could ever get past the higher-ups, I'd watch Zack Ryder's version of the Sam Shaw character.
Three oinkers wearing pants, a plate of hot air, a basket of grandma's breakfast and change a bull to a gill, got it.
I bought the trade paperback edition of Blassie's book new, and no CD. The Amazon description of the hardcover edition doesn't mention a CD either, so it sounds like your friend might be having you on.