History YMMV / DamienSandow

28th Oct '16 12:46:35 PM JamesAustin
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: The general consensus among fans is that WWE really dropped the ball on him, considering how Sandow was given a lot of corny and mindless gimmicks but in spite of it all, made the absolute best out of all of them and got over with the crowd each and every time. In spite of getting over as much as he did, however, WWE never truly made much of an effort to push him as a future main eventer or world champion material.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: The general consensus among fans is that WWE really dropped the ball on him, considering how Sandow was given a lot of corny and mindless gimmicks but in spite of it all, made the absolute best out of all of them and got over with the crowd each and every time. In spite of getting over as much as he did, however, WWE never truly made much of an effort to push him as a future main eventer or world champion material.material.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Sandow's feud with Wrestling/TheMiz was white-hot with the fans around ''[=WrestleMania=] 31'', so a match between them on the Grandest Stage of them All would sell like mad. They decide to instead put them in the Wrestling/AndreTheGiant Memorial Battle Royal, which gives Sandow the chance to split up with The Miz and win the big profile match. Sure enough, Sandow eliminates Miz to cheers... but they have Big Show win the match. OK, odd choice, but with their split-up finally happening, this feud could now be a grudge feud. People would love to see [[LoveToHate The Miz]] get beaten by Sandow. But that didn't happen either as The Miz won the blowoff match after Summer Rae (who began accompaning Sandow) betrayed Sandow, allowing Miz to pick up the win. The manner of the breakup between Miz and Sandow was [[http://www.wrestleview.com/featured-articles/54134-4-20-raw-good-build-for-extreme-rules/ extremely]] [[http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/wwerawreport/article_84571.shtml criticized]] [[http://www.prowrestling.net/article.php?41918 by critics]] for poor storyline writing which made Sandow look like a fool post-''[=WrestleMania=]'' and also diminishing the feud to an afterthought. Sandow left the WWE little more than a year later, while at the same time [[TheBadGuyWins Miz won the Intercontinental Championship and would go on to hold the belt for most of the year.]]
12th Aug '16 1:15:46 PM overman2099
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** The entire situation with Wrestling/CodyRhodes. Cody is treated as justified because Sandow "betrayed" his friend to win the World Heavyweight Championship [=MitB=] briefcase... except the two openly agreed that it was may the best man win between them when it came to the match. It's even worse when you consider a similar storyline has been used before with Rey Mysterio & Batista back in 2009, but Batista is seen as the bad guy for being petty and snapping at his friend for not letting him win.

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** The entire situation with Wrestling/CodyRhodes. Cody is treated as justified because Sandow "betrayed" his friend to win the World Heavyweight Championship [=MitB=] briefcase... except the two openly agreed that it was may the best man win between them when it came to the match. It's even worse when you consider a similar storyline has been used before with Rey Mysterio & Batista back in 2009, but Batista is seen as the bad guy for being petty and snapping at his friend for not letting him win.win.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: The general consensus among fans is that WWE really dropped the ball on him, considering how Sandow was given a lot of corny and mindless gimmicks but in spite of it all, made the absolute best out of all of them and got over with the crowd each and every time. In spite of getting over as much as he did, however, WWE never truly made much of an effort to push him as a future main eventer or world champion material.
23rd May '16 5:32:08 AM JamesAustin
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* MemeticMutation: Rewording other wrestlers' catchphrases (or other wrestling stock phrases) in Sandow's signature SesquipedalianLoquaciousness has become popular. Examples include, [[Wrestling/{{Vader}} "The hour is at hand! The hour is at hand! The hour is at hand! The hour is at hand for Leon White's appearance!"]], and "Primary! Secondary! Tertiary! Victory!"
** So, in a sense, he's the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Ducreux Joseph Ducreux]] of professional wrestling.
** Became an AscendedMeme on the 3/11/13 edition of Raw, when he recounted the New Age Outlaws' catchphrase [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv_xnWir6wA thus.]]

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* MemeticMutation: MemeticMutation:
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Rewording other wrestlers' catchphrases (or other wrestling stock phrases) in Sandow's signature SesquipedalianLoquaciousness has become popular. Examples include, [[Wrestling/{{Vader}} "The hour is at hand! The hour is at hand! The hour is at hand! The hour is at hand for Leon White's appearance!"]], and "Primary! Secondary! Tertiary! Victory!"
** So, in
popular, making him a sense, he's sort of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Ducreux Joseph Ducreux]] of professional wrestling.
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wrestling. Examples include, [[Wrestling/{{Vader}} "The hour is at hand! The hour is at hand! The hour is at hand! The hour is at hand for Leon White's appearance!"]], and "Primary! Secondary! Tertiary! Victory!" Became an AscendedMeme on the 3/11/13 edition of Raw, ''Raw'', when he recounted the New Age Outlaws' catchphrase [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv_xnWir6wA thus.]]



** His song about Wrestling/RandyOrton during the May 6 episode of Raw pointed out pretty much everything Orton's criticized for by the IWC.
** The entire situation with CodyRhodes. Cody is treated as justified because Sandow "betrayed" his friend to win the World Heavyweight Championship [=MitB=] briefcase... except the two openly agreed that it was may the best man win between them when it came to the match. It's even worse when you consider a similar storyline has been used before with Rey Mysterio & Batista back in 2009, but Batista is seen as the bad guy for being petty and snapping at his friend for not letting him win.

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** His song about Wrestling/RandyOrton during the May 6 episode of Raw ''Raw'' pointed out pretty much everything Orton's criticized for by the IWC.
** The entire situation with CodyRhodes.Wrestling/CodyRhodes. Cody is treated as justified because Sandow "betrayed" his friend to win the World Heavyweight Championship [=MitB=] briefcase... except the two openly agreed that it was may the best man win between them when it came to the match. It's even worse when you consider a similar storyline has been used before with Rey Mysterio & Batista back in 2009, but Batista is seen as the bad guy for being petty and snapping at his friend for not letting him win.
8th May '16 8:52:28 AM JamesAustin
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* BadassDecay: When he was told he was going to lose his ''MITB'' cash-in to [[WithMyHandsTied a one-armed Cena]]. He never fully recovered his character after that.
** He continued to job constantly, and was made to look incredibly weak in his feud with Cody Rhodes (something that he would ordinarily disprove in the summer of '12 when he debuted). He was given a bit more leeway after becoming Damien Mizdow, and actually won matches again, but was still demoted to a comic relief (or StrawLoser) character. He disappeared from TV when it became clear WWE didn't have anything planned for him beyond that.
* CriticalResearchFailure: Quoted Creator/AlbertCamus in a segment on the February 1, 2013 ''[[Wrestling/WWESmackDown WWE SmackDown]]'' where he and Cody announced to General Manager Wrestling/BookerT and Mr. Theodore R. Long that they were dissolving Team Rhodes Scholars to concentrate on singles competition.
-->'''SANDOW''': (quoting Camus) "Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend."
** These lines have also been attributed to George Sand. However, they also appear in a Jewish children's song called "Don't Walk in Front of Me, I May Not Follow."

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* BadassDecay: When he was told he was going to lose his ''MITB'' cash-in to [[WithMyHandsTied a one-armed Cena]].one-armed]] Wrestling/JohnCena. He never fully recovered his character after that. \n** He continued to job constantly, and was made to look incredibly weak in his feud with Cody Rhodes (something that he would ordinarily disprove in the summer of '12 when he debuted). He was given a bit more leeway after becoming Damien Mizdow, and actually won matches again, but was still demoted to a comic relief (or StrawLoser) character. He disappeared from TV when it became clear WWE didn't have anything planned for him beyond that.
* CriticalResearchFailure: Quoted Creator/AlbertCamus in a segment on the February 1, 2013 ''[[Wrestling/WWESmackDown WWE SmackDown]]'' where he and Cody announced to General Manager Wrestling/BookerT and Mr. Theodore R. Long that they were dissolving Team Rhodes Scholars to concentrate on singles competition.
-->'''SANDOW''': (quoting Camus)
competition. The problem with this is that these lines have also been attributed to George Sand, and also appear in a Jewish children's song called "Don't Walk in Front of Me, I May Not Follow."
-->'''Sandow:''' ''[quoting Camus]'' Don't
walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend."
** These lines have also been attributed to George Sand. However, they also appear in a Jewish children's song called "Don't Walk in Front of Me, I May Not Follow."
6th May '16 9:02:36 PM DrRomoray
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* BadassDecay: He seems to be in the early stages of it. He loses a lot more than he used to. His segments with Cody Rhodes, while not terrible, are likely something that he would ordinarily disprove of during the summer of 2012 when he debuted.
** As Mr. Money In The Bank, the badass decay got even worse. He continued to job constantly, was made to look incredibly weak in his feud with Cody Rhodes, failed his cash-in attempt by losing to a one-armed John Cena, and it was all downhill from there.
*** Considering that Sandow now plays the role of StrawLoser, this decay can be confirmed.
*** He's gotten a bit better since becoming Damien Mizdow, and is actually winning matches again, but he's still pretty much been demoted to a comic relief character.
** Then in summer 2015, he disappeared from TV and haven't been seen since.

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* BadassDecay: When he was told he was going to lose his ''MITB'' cash-in to [[WithMyHandsTied a one-armed Cena]]. He seems to be in the early stages of it. He loses a lot more than he used to. His segments with Cody Rhodes, while not terrible, are likely something that he would ordinarily disprove of during the summer of 2012 when he debuted.never fully recovered his character after that.
** As Mr. Money In The Bank, the badass decay got even worse. He continued to job constantly, and was made to look incredibly weak in his feud with Cody Rhodes, failed his cash-in attempt by losing to a one-armed John Cena, and it was all downhill from there.
*** Considering
Rhodes (something that Sandow now plays he would ordinarily disprove in the role summer of StrawLoser, this decay can be confirmed.
*** He's gotten
'12 when he debuted). He was given a bit better since more leeway after becoming Damien Mizdow, and is actually winning won matches again, but he's was still pretty much been demoted to a comic relief character.
** Then in summer 2015, he
(or StrawLoser) character. He disappeared from TV and haven't been seen since.when it became clear WWE didn't have anything planned for him beyond that.
15th Dec '15 2:45:50 PM KantonKage
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** Then in summer 2015, he disappeared from TV and haven't been seen since.
20th Feb '15 10:03:48 AM Pwnisher248
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*** He's gotten a bit better since becoming Damien Mizdow, and is actually winning matches again, but he's still pretty much been demoted to a comic relief character.
8th Feb '15 8:46:37 PM Justin_Brett
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** Just how over are we talking? At Royal Rumble 2015, the crowd would simply not stop booing after the infamously beloved [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] went over the top rope with little fanfare. One of the only post-elimination entrants they cheered for was Sandow, who is supposed to be a comedy jobber.

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** Just how over are we talking? At Royal Rumble 2015, the crowd would simply not stop booing after the infamously beloved [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] went over the top rope with little fanfare. One of the only post-elimination entrants they cheered for was Sandow, who is supposed to be a comedy jobber. It therefore didn't help matters ''at all'' that Sandow lasted less than thirty seconds and didn't eliminate anyone.
27th Jan '15 1:55:08 PM SunGuyThe3rd
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** Just how over are we talking? At Royal Rumble 2015, the crowd would simply not stop booing after the infamously beloved [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] went over the top rope with little fanfare. One of the only post-elimination entrants they cheered for was Sandow, who is supposed to be a comedy jobber.
19th Jan '15 9:49:36 AM Patachou
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: His FCW theme (Creator/AntoninDvorak's "New World Symphony") and main roster theme (Music/GeorgeFredericHandel's "Hallelujah Chorus") both qualify.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: His FCW theme (Creator/AntoninDvorak's (Music/AntoninDvorak's "New World Symphony") and main roster theme (Music/GeorgeFredericHandel's "Hallelujah Chorus") both qualify.
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