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Join Date: May 2012
Location: The Great Lakes
Re: Why are we rushing Damien Sandow's progression?
I find Sandow to be "meh" so far in almost every respect (sorry). He's demonstrated absolutely nothing special in-ring, the only thing move I know he does is the "Elbow of Disdain" or whatever it's called and some cartwheels. If he has a finisher, I couldn't tell you what it was. I also cannot think of a single match of his where I went "wow, what a great performance by Sandow." He is absolutely bland as balls when it comes to wrestling ability (now maybe he's amazing and atrocious booking is holding him back, but I have seen nothing since he debuted on the main roster).
Even his character has gotten to the point where he's just as stale as The Shield and it bores me to tears. When he debuted, he was a breath of fresh air, but I swear that he's gotten worse over time. When he's reciting pre-scripted promos during his entrance, sure he comes off well-spoken, but you put him on commentary or have him interact with someone else and it just gets awkward--his delivery gets thrown-off completely and he tries to make up for it with basically "well, I'm right and you're wrong, neener-neener." I just no longer see Sandow as a character, but a guy trying to play a role. The gimmick of him being an intellectual, intelligent "savior" has gone nowhere and it now he just seems like an asshole in a robe. Aside of a couple of select clever lines (mostly mocking other wrestlers theme songs), his promos are just a lot of insult-the-crowd nothingness shrouded in big words, just like the Shield's promos are nothingness shrouded in "justice." When is Sandow going to do something particularly intelligent or scholarly? What has he done that is meant to "save" the masses? I applaud an actual gimmick in WWE today, I really do, but I just don't see anything in Sandow beyond a gimmick that refuses to be fleshed-out.