If I could beg your indulgence for a moment? About six months ago, the WWE Universe started seeing promos for a robed individual using words some of us had never used or even heard of before. For example: Miscreant – (noun) someone doing something wrong or committing crime. That was definitely a new one for me. And we, who were witnessing his dialogue, or his opponents in the ring, were the miscreants. After a month or so we all learned that this gentleman could cut a decent promo, but how was he in the ring?
Sandow has been battling through the independent leagues of wrestling for over ten years now. He has graced the presence of Ohio Valley Wrestling and Florida Championship Wrestling. And even though he is a heel, a recent return down to FCW brought him much pomp and circumstance. In other words, these fans were very proud of him, for he had recently been brought up to the main roster of Smackdown.
He looks so civilized on his way down to the ring. His entrance theme, the Hallelujah Chorus, fit right along with his persona of “Savior of the Unwashed Masses”. But as the bell rings, he proves himself as one the best wrestlers on the current roster. With a combination of technical skills and a mean streak to go with it, he puts his opponents away with finesse and fury.
Not all up and comers like Damien Sandow can say they have had such a variety of challenges in the ring. His first few matches could be considered squash matches considering who he was in the ring with and how quickly he put them down. But now he has survived and even overcome adversaries such as Kane and Sheamus. He may not have beat Sheamus, but he had one of, if not the best match since his debut. And not everyone can say they survived a beat down from the likes of DX at the 1,000th episode of RAW.
Cody Rhodes has now seemed to take Sandow under his wing. The two have formed one of the newest tag teams appearing on WWE television. They are the Rhodes Scholars. Working their way through a tag team tournament, it looks like they may be the team to beat in the end. Team Hell No will certainly have their hands full if these two teams meet head to head.
Some of the current tag teams that have been thrown together recently seem to be struggling. Whether it be lack of charisma or the “It” factor, the combination of Rhodes and Sandow seem to be blending all the necessary components to be quite the successful duo.
Will this team last forever? Of course not you miscreants. Nothing lasts forever. But one thing I am sure of is that Damien Sandow has what it takes to be a successful champion in the near future. And if you don’t believe me, go ask the “Unwashed Masses”, they’ll tell you so.
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