In a shocking move that sent the wrestling world into an uproar, longtime WWE performer Damien Sandow was released from the company last Friday. In addition to Sandow, WWE wished seven other performers well in their future endeavors.
It was an unceremonious conclusion to a career that left the WWE Universe wanting more. Sandow had several less successful stints with WWE earlier in his career, but after re-debuting in 2012, he seemed to find a niche for himself.
During his four-year run from 2012-16, Sandow was one-time WWE Tag Team champion (with The Miz), Money in the Bank contract winner (2013), and two-time Slammy award winner. However, after his run as The Miz's stunt double drew to a close, Sandow floundered on the main roster for the past year.
When his departure was made official, fans took to various forms of social media, getting #ThankYouSandow trending for several hours.