Damien Sandow Show Will Eventually Happen and Be an Improvement over Miz TV

Ryan Dilbert@@ryandilbertWWE Lead WriterMay 22, 2013

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Damien Sandow getting his own Piper's Pit-type show is inevitable, and it will have more claim to being awesome than Miz TV.

The fact that WWE hasn't put one of its best talkers in a recurring talk show yet is surprising. Sandow may or may not get to the point of winning world championships or being the company's top heel, but he's already a wizard with the microphone.

Having him follow in the tradition of Roddy Piper's iconic show, Chris Jericho's Highlight Reel and, most recently, Miz TV is as close as you can get to guaranteed success.

On a recent WWE SmackDown, Sandow proposed that very idea to Teddy Long. Long said he would consider it and had Sandow and Miz battle in the ring in the meantime. 

Miz won that match, but in a battle of talk shows, Sandow would win in convincing fashion.

As charming and natural as he is on stage, Miz's show hasn't had a long list of memorable moments. For every compelling showdown, like Kofi Kingston and Miz in October 2012 on the program, there has been awkward fare, like the Antonio Cesaro and Ric Flair segment on the 20th anniversary of WWE Raw.

Miz's run as a babyface has felt strained.

He's so naturally obnoxious and arrogant that trying to be heroic has been an uncomfortable fit. The Miz TV segments have highlighted that discomfort. 

Sandow, on the other hand, is thriving as a self-righteous intellectual.

His shtick is custom-made for a talk show segment. The fact that he mentioned it on TV is likely an indication the WWE is setting things up for later.

His guests will have to fend off his insults while Sandow pities them for being ignoramuses. Sandow will reach deep down into his stock of rarely used vocabulary to great effect.

His performance opposite a reunited D-Generation X is a preview of the type of moment fans could expect to see regularly on his own show.

He called Shawn Michaels and company crass, barbaric buffoons before getting walloped by them. While Sandow could sometimes attack his guests, like Piper did to Jimmy Snuka in 1984, watching Sandow getting knocked around in response to his insults would be fine entertainment as well.

His ongoing mission to cleanse and educate the masses makes his show easy to write. Bring on WWE's least educated and least refined members and have Sandow try to save them. 

It's a way to have Sandow consistently be on WWE programming and make use of his verbal talents. That way, he doesn't have to be in the company's prominent feuds to get any airtime—he can simply host the men involved in those feuds.

Eventually that will lead to him colliding with a major star and perhaps earning a spot higher than where he currently resides.

Sandow's truncated search for an apprentice also previewed how a Sandow-centered show could look. Those segments were fun and fresh.

WWE doesn't need to hand Sandow something as formulaic as the apprentice search, but giving him that much airtime more often is sure to make WWE's weekly shows better. WWE Creative's job boils down to finding ways to maximize the roster's strength.

Sandow's strength is taking verbal jabs, so give him a mic and a time slot and watch him work.

Piper's Pit was a showcase of Piper's instability. The Highlight Reel was a showcase of Jericho's charisma. When WWE decides to create The Damien Sandow Show, it will serve as a showcase to one of the company's masters of the microphone, overtaking Miz TV along the way.