Some wrestlers are able to get themselves over and become popular with groups of fans regardless of how they are treated by those running the creative branch of World Wrestling Entertainment. Damien Sandow was once such individual. Sandow was a solid worker inside of the ring and he was also amusing and downright fun when he was able to perform certain aspects of his character. While it is likely true that Sandow never would have risen up the ranks and become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, the company could have made a variety of different and better decisions with Sandow.
Odds are that we will never have any real idea of what Sandow could have truly been as a WWE performer. Sandow was one of several wrestlers released by the company during its 2016 “spring cleaning.” It was not all that surprising in May of this year that the WWE had parted ways with Sandow, as he had become largely a forgotten figure as it pertains to the company's main shows such as Raw and SmackDown. All indications are that Sandow will be taking bookings on the independent scene and we have no doubt that he will find success outside of the WWE.
With that said, one cannot help but think what might have been had the WWE not made so many mistakes with Sandow over the years. Those mistakes began during Sandow's early days with the WWE and even the company seemingly learning what to do with Sandow was not enough for him to receive the opportunities that he deserved even though he earned positive receptions from fans. The WWE has been known to bring talents back to the WWE and perhaps that will happen with Sandow if he manages to become a big star while working for a different promotion. We are wishing you the best, Damien.
10 D-Generation X
9 Rhodes Scholars
8 Sandow vs. Sheamus
7 Sandow vs. Rhodes
6 Money in the Bank
5 The Losing Streak
4 Damien Mizdow
3 Feud with The Miz
2 Social Outcasts
The worst decision to date that the WWE made regarding Damien Sandow would have to be releasing the wrestler in 2016. Journalists such as Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer pointed out after Sandow's release that Sandow was still able to draw pops from crowds even though his character had been buried by the WWE time and time again. Sandow still had the goods to have solid matches in the midcards of shows and to entertain crowds during three-hour programs. The hope moving forward is that Sandow will prove his worth on the independent scene and then eventually make his way back to the WWE, where he could again be "The Intellectual Savior of the Masses.”
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