Originally Posted by Tyrion Lannister
It IS a bad thing. No, he's not a failure but only because he FINALLY got his moment with winning the world title. He would never have been given that opportunity if Edge's career wasn't cut short by doctor's orders. Never in a million years, it was a pure sympathy push to make Edge happy because he had to retire.
Until Extreme Rules 2011, he was a complete failure, a complete, midcard, minor league failure. And I fucking love Christian but the truth is what it is. If you haven't had the world title, you're nothing, your career has no merit and I won't accept Sandow as nothing.
He might be the one who comes out of it great. I don't know, maybe Rhodes is the one who gets buried the shit out of, and I'm cool as hell with it if that's the case, but I don't know if it will be. One of these guys WILL have dramatic career death when this team is over because WWE doesn't do tag teams another way, they pick one guy and the team is used to get one guy over, the other one is ALWAYS thrown away. The Rockers, Edge and Christian, the Hardy Boyz, the Hart Foundation, Miz and Morrison, Eddie and Chavo, the Steiner Brothers, etc. I mean that's just how they do things. I admit up to this point they SEEM higher on Sandow, but I don't know if they're gonna knock Cody completely on his ass, because they've invested a lot of time in him. The only thing I know is that both guys are not becoming world champion, only one of them is, that's not acceptable unless Cody is the one who gets the axe.
I agree with what you are saying about not winning the title = your run and whole career is worthless. In general, I don't care how much someone is pushed or how much fan reaction they get, if they don't win the world title and someone else does, that other person is better than them because they have held the title. It would only not apply to the divas or true tag teams like the Usos, since the Divas title is the world title for a Diva and the tag team titles are the world title to a tag team, since in both cases they are the only title they can compete for. Any male singles competitor NEEDS to win the world/WWE title otherwise it has all been for nothing IMO.
As for Rhode Scholars, I am also worried that they might bury Sandow. I hope not since he is the future of WWE if they book him correctly.