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Badass Decay: 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 Straw Loser, this decay can be confirmed.
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."
Growing the Beard: In every sense. From "The Idol" walking to the ring with Beth Phoenix and Shelly Martineznote WWECW's Ariel/TNA's Salinas in OVW to a member of the Teachers' Pets to his eventual evolution to "The Intellectual Savior of the Unwashed Masses."
Ho Yay: Arguably some with Cody Rhodes. Every time they'd win a match where they'd team together they'd always be wearing huge smiles at each other and hugging.
Love to Hate: Has gotten an entire arena to boo him within ten seconds of cutting a promo before a dark match.
His song about Randy Orton during the May 6 episode of Raw pointed out pretty much everything Orton's criticized for by the IWC.
The entire situation with Cody Rhodes. 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.