Talk about turning chicken shit into chicken salad.
Damien Sandow started off with his original character in WWE, a revised version of a 1996 Hunter Hearst Helmsley, and for all intents and purposes, absolutely hit a home run.
Getting that type of character to work in 2014 pro wrestling is an accomplishment in and of itself. He proved that he has the ability to take a mediocre character and/or opportunity, and make the best out of it.
Wouldn't that lead you to believe that he would deserve a better character and/or opportunity so that he could make the best out of that, too?
After a nice run as "Mr. Money In The Bank," where I think he was doing some great work, considering his character and the spotty semi-opportunities he would receive on RAW from time-to-time, he was added to the very short list of those who cashed in their Money In The Bank briefcase and not come out as champion.
Why they decided not to let him win the title when he finally cashed in is beyond me, but I'll save the rant on that for another day.
My question is, why has he been demoted to such a crappy position lately? Who did this guy piss off?
In my opinion, Sandow has delivered every time he has been given something. Even today, when he plays the local celebrity or historical figure on RAW and SmackDown, he gets the most out of that as possible. I think some of them have been hilarious.
When he was Fandango's partner and did the interpretive dance stuff? C'mon. Are you kidding me?
That was awesome!
How about his "Mr. McMahon" on RAW this past Monday night?
I loved it!
I think it's about time WWE find something legitimate for a guy with Sandow's talents. I really think they would enjoy the results. Unfortunately, it's looking more and more like he has been branded as a guy who will be positioned like a Dolph Ziggler or a Kofi Kingston -- at best.
It blows my mind.
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