WWE: 7 Reasons Why Damien Sandow Will Be a World Champion
Damien Sandow has only been around for a few months now, but he’s quickly earning a reputation as someone to keep an eye on.
“The Intellectual Savior of the Masses,” as he calls himself, debuted on SmackDown shortly after WrestleMania 28 and has already made a sizable splash in the WWE.
He’s squashed everyone who’s gotten in his way, has already competed in a Money in the Bank match and even found himself involved in a one-off angle with Triple H, Shawn Michaels and DX.
While there seems to be mixed feelings on Sandow’s future in the WWE, I’m here to squash any doubts you may have about one of the most unique characters in the company.
Here are seven reasons why Damien Sandow will one day be a World champion.
7. The WWE’s Tendency to Surprise Us When It Comes to World Titles
I can think of at least three majorly surprising World title wins in just the last few years: The Miz, Jack Swagger and Daniel Bryan. (You can probably throw Mark Henry and Christian in there as well).
I mean, just be honest—how many of actually thought that those three would win World titles, especially when they did?
Maybe only a handful of people expected those guys to win a Money in the Bank briefcase, much less actually go on to become World champion.
If nothing else, those three surprising World title wins showed us that just about anything can happen in the WWE, no matter how remote of a possibility it may seem.
If The Miz can go from locker room outcast to Word champion and if Swagger can go from jobber to World champion, then why can’t Damien Sandow go from someone who stands out to World champion?
Exactly. He can.
6. His Promo Ability
Take a look at all of the WWE stars who are currently working in the main event or upper midcard.
What do almost all of them have in common?
The ability to cut a promo, that’s what.
There are the elite mic workers like John Cena, CM Punk and (yes, I said it) Daniel Bryan, and then, there are a bunch of other really good ones like The Miz, Kane (yes, Kane) and Dolph Ziggler.
Basically, if you can’t cut a promo, your chances of working in the main event or winning a World title are much, much slimmer.
Luckily for Damien Sandow, however, he doesn’t have that problem.
It’s obvious that he can work the mic, and he does so in a way that’s considerably different from anybody else in the WWE.
We haven’t been able to see a lot of Sandow in the ring, but he’s cut quite a few promos already, and I’ve been pretty damn impressed with each one.
If he continues to do that and even improve in that area, then he’s got one of the key ingredients that is common in the vast majority of the WWE’s World title contenders.
5. He’s Still Undefeated in Singles Action
Minus his loss at Money in the Bank, Damien Sandow is undefeated so far in the WWE.
I know, I know—so are Ryback and Antonio Cesaro, and so was Brodus Clay at one point.
But the WWE has showed a tremendous amount of faith in Sandow by putting him over every superstar he’s faced so far both strongly and cleanly.
Although Sandow has yet to go toe-to-toe with the WWE’s cream of the crop, the bottom line is that he’s yet to taste defeat in singles action, and there doesn't appear to be plans for that to change anytime soon.
That’s got to mean something, right?
While that undefeated streak can and will end at some point in time, it’s still going on at the moment. If it continues and Sandow continues to face more challenging opponents, then the sky truly is the limit for him.
Should he keep racking up victories, it’s not far-fetched to think that will happen until he makes it to the World title picture.
4. The Quick Rise to the Top of Recent Major Stars
Plenty of WWE stars have gone from unknown amongst mainstream pro wrestling fans to World champion in a relatively short span.
Sheamus won the WWE Championship roughly six months after his debut, Daniel Bryan won his first World title roughly a year-and-a-half after his and Alberto Del Rio won a Royal Rumble, Money in the Bank briefcase and WWE title in a roughly one-year span after he made his main-roster debut.
The bottom line is this: If a WWE star gets over and/or is impressive, then there’s a decent chance that he could be skyrocketed to the World championship scene and even go on to win a World title.
Sheamus, Bryan and Del Rio all did it incredibly quickly, and even guys like CM Punk and Randy Orton went on to win World titles not all that long after their debuts.
The common denominator here is that something about all these stars made them stand out and get pushed to that point, and I think that Damien Sandow genuinely has the ability to do the very same thing.
Recent history tells us that stars can rise to the top of the WWE about as quickly as ever, and Sandow could be the next star to have a lightning-quick ascension to the pinnacle of the WWE.
3. He Has a Big Supporter in Triple H
It never hurts to be in with the right people.
And at last word, Damien Sandow had one huge supporter in the WWE: Triple H.
According to the Wrestling Globe Newsletter (via WrestleNewz.com), Triple H was indeed really high on Sandow, and judging by the fact that the two have already interacted on TV, that’s still true.
That’s obviously great for Sandow.
The last WWE star who was reported to have major support from Triple H was Sheamus, and look where he’s already at just three years after his WWE debut.
He’s a three-time World champion, the current World Heavyweight champion, a Royal Rumble winner and one of the top four stars in the company.
If reports about Triple H supporting Sandow are true, then there’s at least a solid chance that he could have a career path that is similar to Sheamus.
And Sheamus’ career path has already taken him to a World title three times.
2. He’s a True Heel in a WWE That Lacks Them
In today’s WWE, it’s “cool” to be a heel.
The heels seem to be just as over—if not more so—as the baby faces, and the top-level heels like Dolph Ziggler and Daniel Bryan often get more cheers than boos.
But Damien Sandow? He’s a heel to the fullest extent.
In a WWE that lacks a lot of genuine heels, Sandow is heel through and heel.
He’s a heel in the way he acts, the way he talks and the way he wrestles, which is something that even many of the top current WWE heels have a problem with because of the way the crowd reacts to them.
As for Sandow, though, he always get booed, and he always is a bad guy—not the cool type, either.
As a result, it’s Sandow who reigns supreme as one of the few genuine heels left in a company that doesn’t have many remaining.
1. His Gimmick
Gimmicks are next to nonexistent in the WWE.
Sure, there are some here and there. You’ve got guys like Brodus Clay, Santino Marella and Zack Ryder who have clear-cut and distinguishable gimmicks.
But beyond those names and a handful of others, there aren’t many gimmicks that stand out. Heck, even the top-tier baby faces like John Cena and Sheamus do little to differentiate themselves from the rest of the pack.
Damien Sandow, however, definitely has an easily identifiable gimmick, which is one of the biggest lost arts in pro wrestling today.
He stands out big time as someone who is both unique and interesting, which is a far cry from some of the other top stars who resemble each other so closely when it comes to their characters.
That’s a major advantage for Sandow, who has something that essentially 75 percent of the roster does not.