He has been an intellectual genius. He’s graced us, “the unwashed masses” with his rather impressive in-ring skills and his fabulous mic work. More recently, we’ve seen this intellectual genius appear as ‘Magneto’ and ‘Sherlock Holmes’ along with some other bizarre and famous personas. It’s quite clear, that this man must have really upset someone backstage. The one time “Mr. Money in the Bank” looked to be on course to become the next World heavyweight or WWE champion but now, Sandow is a shadow of his former self and is on a real slump.
Sandow is a victim of John Cena. I personally believe had the title have been around the waist of any other man, Sandow would have had his first championship reign. Prior to this, Cena had been the only man to cash in his Money in the Bank contract and not come away with the title. Now however Cena has righted his own wrongs and now there has been more than one unsuccessful title challenger. Cena didn’t lose the championship, in my opinion purely because somebody else as well as Cena had to lose from a cash in and unfortunately for Damien Sandow, that man was him. They couldn’t have the face of the company be the only man to be unsuccessful.
Since Sandow suffered that loss at the hands of Cena I’m almost positive he’s yet to win a match. He had had a good run prior to winning the title as part of team Rhodes scholars. He and Rhodes never actually captured the title but despite this fact they had a good run together aside from jobbing to inferior in ring opponents in the form of Tensai and Brodus Clay. This loss completely destroyed the legitimate status of this team as Clay and Tensai may be big physically but they’re both slow and boring to watch. This is why we very rarely see them on the main shows anymore. They’re not entertaining. Back to Rhodes Scholars, the team eventually broke up anyway and even faced each other at Summerslam and since then, Cody has Partnered with brother Goldust and been a Tag Team Champion. Sandow on the other hand has become what’s commonly known as a ‘jobber.’
We’ve seen Sandow begin impersonating people as of late and I can’t help but compare this to Charlie Hass. I’m sure most people will remember him for his days of being a protégé to Kurt Angle and as a tag team partner of Shelton Benjamin. A while after his break from Benjamin, Hass to began impersonating different personalities. At live show back in about 2008 I think it must have been I remember him coming out dressed as Hulk Hogan. Hass never really achieved anything after his stint as an impersonator and like Sandow; he was very good in ring. The WWE released Hass and he did go onto win a tag team championship with Shelton Benjamin.
However, this isn’t what Sandow would have been banking on. He is a good wrestler and plays a very good heel. I say this as he is very to hate. He plays the role of the superior scholar to the tee and unless there is some sort of rejuvenation for the character of Sandow soon I fear there may be no turning back. Sandow was once an NXT competitor and although I feel Sandow doesn’t need to go back there to improve, I feel he may need to go back there to help rejuvenate the character.
I’d suggest that he appears every week and just keeps attacking young people who aren’t necessarily doing much in NXT and wouldn’t be hurt by getting beaten down by Sandow. They could even use local competitors if needs must. Then I would have him come out on Raw or Smackdown bragging about how he destroyed everyone in his wake. Then low and behold Big Show comes out talking about how he hates bullies so he’s going to destroy Sandow. When Show enters the ring, Sandow then pummels him with a chair or any kind of weapon. They then have a PPV match as Big preferably a no DQ match so Sandow uses a weapon to topple and beat the Giant. I personally couldn’t care less if getting beaten legitimately by Sandow would make the Big Show look weak but I’m sure this is how the company would interpret it. After his victory, Sandow can then start winning matches fairly to re-establish himself and gain credibility with the WWE universe. In the near future he could go on to maybe enter the hunt for either the IC or US title.
Other than that, I can’t think of any other way to breathe new life into the character and re-establish him other than a face turn and I think this would...