Over the course of the last few weeks, I've brought back my Pushed to Punished series to analyze the controversial careers of past and present WWE Superstars. With this being the final edition for the foreseeable future, I'll be tackling the topic of one of WWE's most underutilized talents today, Damien Sandow.
Sandow arrived on the WWE scene in April 2012 and was almost immediately said to be a pet project of Triple H. He went on to dominate SmackDown before aligning with Cody Rhodes in the final few months of the year.
Known as Team Rhodes Scholars, Sandow and Rhodes had perfect chemistry as a tandem. However, it became apparent over time that Sandow was primed for a successful singles career.
In July 2013, Sandow took a step in fulfilling his full potential when he won the World Heavyweight Championship Contract Money in the Bank Ladder match. From there, though, Sandow would lose almost every match he was involved in.
Even after a stellar performance against John Cena for the World Heavyweight Championship in October, Sandow has still been booked to be an enhancement talent. It is such a shame to see someone with so much promise get completely overlooked for no apparent reason.
Here, I'll break down every peak and valley in the career of Damien Sandow in an attempt to discover where exactly he went wrong.