Originally Posted by adrian_zombo
Why some of THIS material can't make it on TV is beyond me.
Because they paired him with Cody Rhodes.
Now, I know what you're thinking 'Oh, she's going to call Cody a 'jobber' and insult him
Wrong. I like
Cody Rhodes. And yes, whilst I think Sandow is a jobber, I like
Here's the issue. Sandow has a definite gimmick - he is a slightly unhinged intellectual with a Messiah complex. Sandow is basically Lanny Poffo on crack.
His ring style is hyper-aggressive but his persona is calm and eloquent. He plays the role to a tee.
Cody, however, has no gimmick. None.
Oh, he had
a gimmick. Remember the mask? Remember when Cody Rhodes and his 'Undashing' person was the only thing worth watching on Smackdown
But they took the mask away and he's been floundering ever since. He went from a legitimately unique, threatening heel to a typical arrogant bad-guy jobber-to-the-stars.
You want to know why this kind of stuff doesn't get on TV? Because they can't have Sandow outshining his bland partner. Sad but true.