One of the best things going in WWE lately is Damien Mizdow. As stunt double to The Miz, Damien Sandow has been able to channel his comedic genius into a recurring character that has truly taken off, and the best part is that if WWE does this right, there can be a huge payoff for Sandow that really elevates his career.
Sandow was once very close to being at the top of WWE. In fact, it was just one year ago in October 2013 when Damien Sandow cashed in his Money In The Bank contract on then World Heavyweight Champion John Cena:
Like so many who came before him, Sandow lost at the hands of Super Cena who OVERCAME THE ODDS to retain the Big Gold Belt that night.
In the time between Sandow losing that match and becoming Damien Mizdow, Damien was relegated to playing different bit comedy roles every week. One week, Sandow would be LeBron James, the next week he would be an astronaut, and the list goes on…
At one point, Damien Sandow even chastised this approach to his character during a Raw pre show pipe bomb of sorts:
That promo was immediately forgotten by WWE Creative, and they decided to continue dressing Sandow up every week.
Past is past, however, and with the emergence of Damien Mizdow, there is a chance for true redemption for the Sandow character.
With Mizdow’s popularity growing exponentially every week, and since everyone hates Miz anyway, the next logical step to this storyline is that at some point The Miz blows up at Mizdow for becoming the bigger star even though he’s a stunt double. Then, the real Damien Sandow can re-emerge and tell Miz that his plan the whole time was to use Miz for his own gains and that he was conning Miz the entire time.
Sandow can then go on to beat The Miz in their grudge match, and hopefully move on to bigger and better things. Sandow can still be funny, but he can also go back to using his intellect as well, and at the end of the day this whole experience can be a real positive for him that fleshed out his character a bit more and gave Damien Sandow some added depth.
Either way, there’s hope for Damien Sandow after all, at least from where I stand.
In the meantime, I’ll enjoy the great comedic work he’s doing now, while hoping for the payoff later:
Best of Damien Mizdow 1:
Best of Damien Mizdow 2:
That’s all from me — CB.
Tags: Damien Mizdow, Damien Sandow, WWE