Prior to WrestleMania this past March, it’s quite possible that there was no one more entertaining on WWE television than Damien Sandow. However, the one problem was that the Mizdow character didn’t have much longevity, and even though he was getting over as a huge babyface, there was some concern that once he left The Miz’s side and dropped the Mizdow character that no one would care about him anymore.
Since failing to win the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania, Sandow has floundered, and it appears that WWE feels that they have the solution to the problem, and that is making Sandow into a permanent imitator, and WWE’s latest gimmick for the former “Intellectual Savior” sees him imitating “Macho Man” Randy Savage, and calling himself “Macho Mandow.”
Since debuting his “Macho Mandow” character, Sandow has received some criticism from WWE fans, and Sandow responded to the criticism via Twitter, and he reminded everyone that he was the one who made the stunt double gimmick work, and that in WWE, you should play the hand you’re dealt, and move forward.
…and to my critics in and out of WWE. Remember, I'm the guy that made being a stunt double work. Play the hand you are dealt. Go forward.
— Damien Sandow (@TheDamienSandow) May 12, 2015
While Sandow may be receiving criticism from the WWE fans, he’s received nothing but praise from his fellow WWE superstar. In fact, Sandow was a guest on Chris Jericho’s Talk is Jericho several months ago, and Jericho praised the fact that Sandow takes whatever WWE gives him and makes it work, unlike the majority of the WWE roster when they’re given something that — in their minds — is a horrible gimmick or idea.
During his WWE tenure, Sandow has give maximum effort, and has made everything he’s done work, at least for a short time. The fact that the “Macho Mandow” gimmick isn’t going to put him in a main-event spot doesn’t seem to bother him, and it’s quite possible that Sandow is the most versatile performer in WWE today.
Sandow’s latest move saw him aligning with Curtis Axel, who has been imitating Hulk Hogan since January, and the 2015 version of the Mega-Powers will take on The Ascension on the WWE Payback pre-show this Sunday. It’s expected that Sandow and Axel will pick up the win, and, who knows, maybe at some point they’ll wrestle for the WWE Tag-Team Titles.
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