While Brodus Clay's "Funkasaurus" gimmick surprised many, it got high marks from several people within WWE. Goldust, who works as a producer backstage, said the gimmick was over with him and had "big potential."
Even Curt Hawkins, who had the daunting task of putting Clay over, playfully Tweeted, "What the FUNK just happened? Ouch." Hawkins was pleased with the amount of attention his job drew and touted the fact he was Trending Worldwide on Twitter.